You are here
Dong-Bin Shin ’81
Chairman, Lotte Group, South Korea
Dong-Bin Shin was appointed executive vice chairman of Lotte Group Korea, a leading international diversified conglomerate with significant interests in confectioneries and snacks, beverages, and retail, as well as petrochemicals and construction, in February 1997. In his capacity as executive vice chairman of the group, he also serves as chief executive officer and a director of the Lotte Confectionery Company, chief executive officer of Honam Petrochemical Corp., chief executive officer of Lotte.com, and a director of Lotte Department Store. In addition, he is executive managing director of Lotte Co. and executive vice president of Lotteria Co. for Lotte Japan.
Mr. Shin joined the Lotte Group in 1988 after spending six years as executive director for institutional research and sales in the London office of Nomura International Ltd. He has also served as vice president of the Korea-Japan Economic Association, vice chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries, and a director of the Asia Business Council. Mr. Shin is coauthor of a Korean-language volume that aims to share with Korean distributors his experience as chief executive officer of Korea-Seven, the first 7-Eleven in Korea.
Mr. Shin earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1981 after completing an undergraduate business program at Aoyama Gakuin University.
He is a medalist of the Order of Civil Merit of Moran, an honor awarded him by the president of the Republic of Korea in June 2005.
News & Ideas
Attendance at Reunion 2015 Sets New Record
A record-breaking 2,500 alumni, guests, faculty and staff members, and students attended this year’s Reunion Weekend, which took place April 17–19.Read More
The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.Read More
Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow
New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firmsRead More
How India Can Build Infrastructure
Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of the Infrastructure Development Corp. in India, says public/private partnerships won’t cut it.Read More
Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long
Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.Read More
Eight Controversial Practices in the New Stock Market
New Research from Columbia Business School Makes Recommendations on How Regulators Should Intervene—If At AllRead More
Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters
Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.Read More
Executive in Residence Jack Mitchell: Hug Your Customers
At Mitchells Family of Stores, a three-generation family clothing business, knowing the customer is the modus operandi.Read More
Damon Phillips to Serve as Co-Director of Tamer Center
In his new role, Professor Phillips will lead research and curriculum, as well as develop connections and support, for the Tamer Center.Read More