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Hong-kuk Kim


Harim Group

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Hong-kuk Kim is the Founder and Chairman of Harim Group, Korea’s top agrifood corporation in livestock and meat protein foods with a net worth of KRW10t, or approximately US$8.5b.

His business roots date back 48 years ago to elementary school when he started breeding 10 chicks given to him by his grandmother. Today Harim Group is a global food and agribusiness corporation with more than 90 affiliates worldwide.

Through innovative and proactive business practices, Hong-kuk has been a role model for many other farmers and young people. The company is now expanding into various new businesses in response to a changing market.

Harim Group’s ethical corporate culture derives from the basic ethics taught in school, which Hong-kuk emphasizes as the essence of business management.