The eldest son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-yong, Hanwha Solution Vice Chairman Kim Dong-kwang actively participates in external events to expand his global management activities.
In January next year, Chairman Kim will join Davos with influential figures in the Korean business world, including Lee Jae-yong, chairman of Samsung Electronics, Choi Tae-won, chairman of SK Group, Chung Eui-sung, chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, and Chung Eui-sung, chairman of LG Group. I plan to attend the meeting. Ku Kwang-mo and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin.
Kim has been participating in the Davos Forum since 2010, building networks with global leaders.
At the Davos Forum held in May, he was the only entrepreneur to participate in the Davos Special Mission dispatched by President Yoon Suk-nyeol and acted as a civilian diplomat. Through his special envoy, Kim met S&P Global Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin and BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) Chairman Thomas E. Donilon. Kim also met with his CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, to discuss possible cooperation.
Kim also met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who visited South Korea in November, to discuss the group’s new ventures, including the Neom City project, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and defense operations.
Earlier in November, he met with Boeing Chairman and CEO David Calhoun to discuss Hanwha and Boeing’s UAM business cooperation.
He also attended the official welcome dinner on behalf of the Hanwha Group during US President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea in May, and discussed strengthening Korea-US economic cooperation in the solar energy business at the Korea-US Business Roundtable.