Sunday, 4 December 2022

Lee Joon Yong, Honary Chairman, Daelim Group

Korea

Champion's Profile

Net worth: $770million Lee Joon-Yong chairs storied 75-year-old construction company Daelim, but with some interest in petrochemicals. Daelim has built the country's arterial highway, the Gyeongbu Expressway; the Seoul subway; the 1988 Olympics' main stadium; and the National Assembly building. It was also the first Korean firm to work on overseas construction project. Currently, he served as a professor in Youngnam Cyber University and Soongjeon university. Beside being a businessman and academia, he is also a chairman in Federation of Korean Industries and Korea America Friendship Society.

UNDP SDG

Humanitarian

Description and impact

Foundation dedicated to the unification of the two Koreas with major focus on re-uniting families. Its Korean American Sharing Movement (KASM) empowers the future leaders of the Korean Peninsula. KASM cultivates leadership and understanding of building and developing human capacity.