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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.
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