Top Handok executive to lead Korean-German Chamber
Kim Young-jin, chairman and CEO of Handok and chairman of the Korean-German Society, was elected chairman of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the organization announced Wednesday. Board members of the chamber chose Kim because of his long-standing contributions to fostering and maintaining bilateral business and economic cooperation between Korea and Germany, according to a statement. Kim’s late father, Kim Shin-kwon, the founder and first-generation CEO of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical company, was one of the founding members of the chamber. Kim will succeed Cho Hae-hyeong, chairman of Nara Holdings, who has been in office since 2010. The Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the second largest bilateral chamber in Korea with about 500 members.