Chairman at S&T Dynamics / Professor
Soonhoon Bae is a Chairman at S&T Dynamics and a Professor. He is currently a member at the Academy of Science and Technology (since 1996) and also a member at the Academy of Engineering (since 1998). Before joining S&T Dynamics, he served as the Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. From 1999 to 2008, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and served as the Dean and Vice President of Management School at KAIST (2006-2008). Prior to KAIST, he served as the Minister at the Ministry of Information and Communication, Korea.
In 1998, he served as the President at Daewoo France and previously he served as the President and CEO at Daewoo Electronics Co. (1991-1997). When he served as the President and CEO at Daewoo Automotive Components Co. (1985-1991), he established a joint venture between Daewoo and General Motors and supplied automotive components to Daewoo, Toyota, Honda and more.
Previously, he was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T (1984-1985) and a Visiting Scholar in Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering at Stanford University (1983-1984). He served as the President at Daewoo Electronics (1982-1983) and served in various executive positions in Daewoo Group from 1976 to 1983.
He started his career at Borg-Warner Corp as a Principal Engineer (1969-1972). He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University and attained S.M. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received numerous awards, such as the Iron Tower Merit for Industrial Achievement (Korea, 1988), Korea National Award of Science and Technology (Korea, 1989), Legion d’Honneur (France, 1993), Chung-jo and Keun-jo Merit for Public Service (Korea, 2003) and Branco Medal (Brazil, 2004). He also served as an Outside Board Member at Zeus Corporation (2006-2009) and SJ Johnson, Korea (2003-2008) and served as a Senior Advisor to Monitor Group (2002-2007), CVC (2006-2007) and Macquarie Group (2008-2011).