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THE INVESTOR

Bio & Medicine

Dong-A Socio Group wraps up 3rd generation power succession

  • PUBLISHED :January 03, 2017 - 18:06
  • UPDATED :January 03, 2017 - 18:06
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[THE INVESTOR] Kang Jung-seok has succeeded his father as chairman of Dong-A Socio Group, which runs Dong Pharmaceutical, marking the firm’s transition to the third generation, the company said on Jan. 3.

The 52 year-old heir’s rise to chairman marks the final piece of a long-planned leadership shift at the firm which was founded by his grandfather and led for decades by his father. 




The junior Kang’s father Shin-ho, 88, has been named honorary president of Dong-A Socio Holdings, the holding company of the group that consists of subsidiaries engaged in medicines, beverage and logistics.

The new chairman joined Dong-A Pharmaceutical in 1989, after earning a master’s degree in pharmacy from Sungkyunkwan University.

When it comes to equity ownership, the succession is already complete. In 2013, the former chairman handed over his entire stake in key Dong-A companies to the fourth son Jung-seok -- 11.8 percent of Dong-A Socio Holdings, the group’s holding firm, and 0.3 percent of Dong-A ST

By Park Han-na (hnpark@heraldcorp.com)
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