The Reluctant Executive

Koo, Mee-Hyoe
May 2010
Forbes Asia;May2010, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p34
The article profiles Shin Chang-Jae, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kyobo Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the company founded by his father in South Korea. It states that he rejected his father's offer to send him overseas to study business as he preferred to attend in a medical school. It notes that he ranks fifth in the annual list of the country's 40 richest people. It adds that he created a new culture to encourage employees to voice out their concerns and to foster good relationships with them.


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