Chairman of ASAN Foundation, Chung Mong-Joon

Dr. M.J. CHUNG is the chairman of the Asan Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in Korea.

He is also the honorary chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and Ulsan University. In 2011, he launched the Asan Nanum (˝sharing˝) Foundation which seeks to foster entrepreneurship and leadership among young Koreans.

Dr. Chung served seven-terms in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He is a former chairman of the Grand National Party, and was a presidential candidate in 2002.

He served as vice president of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the world governing body of football, and as co-chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee for the 2002 Korea-Japan FIFA World Cup.

Dr. Chung received his B.A. in economics from Seoul National University, an M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University.