DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Mr Kyoo Yoon Choi, aged 69, is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the founder of the Group. He studied at Seoul National University in Korea between 1968 and 1972 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Prior to setting up the Group in Korea in 1984, Mr Choi had over eight years of experience in the plush toy business at Daewoo Corporation, which was one of the leading conglomerates in Korea at the time. Mr Choi is responsible for the strategic planning and overall business development of the Group.
Mr Young M. Lee, aged 62, is the President and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr Lee has 20 years of working experience in the US in the areas of accounting and finance such as public accounting, consulting to financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate controllership and investment banking. Prior to joining the Group in May 2001, Mr Lee was the managing director of Kohap (Hong Kong) Ltd, which is the trading and financing arm of a Korean conglomerate, Kohap Ltd. He is responsible for the overall financial management, strategic and business planning of the Group.
Mr Hyun Ho Kim, aged 52, is currently the Head of accounting and administration department of the Company. He joined the accounting department of C & H Co., Ltd in October 1994. After nine years of service, Mr Kim was gradually promoted to the position of general manager before he was relocated to Hong Kong to take charge of the accounting department of the Company in October 2003. Prior to joining C & H Co., Ltd, Mr Kim acquired eight years of comprehensive accounting experience in Poong Han Co., Ltd, a manufacturer of fabric and yarn, in Korea. Mr Kim graduated from the Seo Kyeong University in Korea, with a bachelor’s degree of Economics in 1995.
Mr Sung Sick Kim, aged 66, is the Vice Chairman of Dream Vina Co., Ltd. Mr Kim has been responsible for the administration of C & H Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries (“C & H Group”) and the Group since 1985 and is in charge of cost control within the Group. Mr Kim was an executive director of the Company from 1998 to 2003 and relocated to C & H Group until 2010. He was appointed as an executive director on 4 May 2017.
INDEPENDENT NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Professor Cheong Heon Yi, aged 53, received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from Seoul National University in Korea. Professor Yi was also awarded a philosophy of doctorate degree in accounting in 1997 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Yi taught at the University of California, Los Angeles for a year before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997. Professor Yi is currently teaching financial accounting and reporting and financial statement analysis in the Accountancy Faculty of the City University of Hong Kong. He was appointed as the Company’s independent non executive director on 22 November 2003.
Mr Tae Woong Kang, aged 57, received his bachelor’s degree in business from Swinburne University of Technology and master’s degree in commerce from The University of Melbourne in Australia. He is a CPA member of the CPA Australia. Mr Kang was the Vice President of Highpoint Limited, a Hong Kong consulting company providing advisory services on business and mergers and acquisitions issues. Before joining Highpoint Limited, Mr Kang had extensive experience in the area of financial management and business restructuring in Hong Kong and overseas. He was appointed as the Company’s independent non executive director on 20 August 2010.
INDEPENDENT NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (CONTINUED)
Dr Chan Yoo, aged 53, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) in the US with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1989. He was awarded a philosophy of doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 1995. Dr Yoo gained over four years consulting experience from an international consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, Chicago office in the US and Seoul office in Korea. In 2000, Dr Yoo set up McQs, Incorporated in Seoul, Korea to provide business consulting services for Asian manufacturing companies to achieve world class operational excellence. Dr Yoo was an independent non executive director of the Company from September 2004 to September 2008. In 2008, he co founded TheCobaltSky to build and operate two fuel cell power plants in Daegu and Busan, Korea. He was an independent non executive director of Woojin Inc. from February 2010 to March 2016. He is currently the President of McQs, Incorporated. He was appointed as the Company’s independent non-executive director on 30 May 2016.
Mrs Shin Hee Cha, aged 63, is the Vice Chairman of Dream Inko Co., Ltd. Mrs Cha joined C & H Co., Ltd in 1984 and has been in charge of the sales and marketing function of the Group. Mrs Cha was an executive director of the Company from 2006 to 2007 and relocated to Dream Inko Co., Ltd since 2007. She is the younger sister in law of Mr Kyoo Yoon Choi.
Mr Dong Wook Cha, aged 57, is the President of Dream Shenzhen Co., Ltd. Mr Cha has over seven years of experience in the field of accounting from his employments with Dongkook Trading Co. and Hyundai Heavy Industrial Co., Ltd. He joined C & H Group on 1 February 1986 and has been working in the accounting and administration department of the Group since 1996.
Ms Hyun Ju Kim, aged 52, is the Vice President of the sales and marketing department of Dream International Limited. She joined C & H Co., Ltd in 1987 as a staff in the sales department. Throughout the years, she has gained extensive knowledge of the toy industry and the market before she was relocated to Hong Kong as the executive managing director of the sales and marketing department in 2013. She graduated from Korea University in Korea with a bachelor’s degree of English Literature in 1987.