Honorary Chairman


“The Late Mr. Chung In-yung,”
Honorary Chairman of Halla Group
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Diplomas 1991 Honorary Doctorate of Economics, Chung-Ang University Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, Long Island University(US)
1996 Honorary Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Chonnam National University
Honorary Fellow, Wales University(UK)
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Awards 1979 Presidential Award
1986 Italian commendatore Award
1991 Gold Tower Award for distinguished industrial merit (the Korean government)
1995 CEO of the Year Award (KMA)
1996 Distinguished Businessperson Award (Chung-Ang University)
1997 Received 13th Special Press Award(Seoul Journalists Club)
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Chronology 1920 Born in Asan Vilage, Songjeon-myeon, Tongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
1943 Entered Japan’s Tokyo Aoyama Gakuin University (majored in English; took evening courses for 2 years)
1947 Worked as a reporter for Donga Ilbo (until 1950)
1951 Joined Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
1953 Inaugurated as Vice-Chairman of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
1961 Inaugurated as Chairman of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (until 1976)
1962 Founded Hyundai International, Mando Machinery
1976 Launched construction of Changwon Mechanical Manufacturing complex
1977 Founded Incheon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
1978 Founded Halla Cement Co., Ltd.
1980 Founded Halla Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
1984 Inaugurated as Chairman of Halla Group
1986 Founded Halla Climate Control Co., Ltd.
1990 Founded Baedal School Foundation
1997 Inaugurated as Honorary Chairman of Halla Group