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Doosan CEO Park to unify work culture

Doosan Group Chairman Park Yong-maan vowed to create a strong corporate culture in his inauguration speech yesterday.

“Doosan has developed over its 116-year history and transformed into a global infrastructure-building business,” he said. “Now, Doosan Group has become a multinational conglomerate with 39,000 employees in 30 countries around the world. To continue this exponential growth, our employees should have unified values and ideas.”

Park, 57, was speaking to an audience of 200 made up of outside directors, executives and employees at an auditorium in southeast Seoul. He was appointed chairman on Friday.

Park said he would emphasize performance in personnel management while also seeking a “compassionate” culture whereby each employee can contribute to the company with a sense of self-growth and pride rather than dealing with cut-throat competition.

“I will promote a compassionate performance-based culture in the development of our human resources,” he said. For such a culture to take root, Doosan needs to develop excellent products and technologies, he said.

Park also said Doosan will work hard to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. “Our society demands more responsibility and contribution from businesses than [before],” he said. “We have a special historical duty [to lead the way], and we should become a role model for the [Korean] business community.”

Park is credited with restructuring the group through mergers and acquisitions and transforming it from a consumer goods-based entity into a global industrial group.

By Limb Jae-un []

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