KIM SUNG-JOO - OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION INDUSTRY
Kim Sung-Joo is the Chairperson and Chief Visionary Officer of the Sungjoo Group and MCM Holding AG. She has earned the reputation as South Korea’s foremost fashion industry leader, having notably launched the most prominent European luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marks & Spencer in South Korea. In addition, she also orchestrated the prolific success of MCM. In doing so, she has established herself as one of Asia’s foremost entrepreneurs and business leaders. A position recognised by both the Wall Street Journal and CNN. An advocate of charity and philanthropy, her endeavours have been recognised by several leading organisations, and has just recently been appointed as President of the Red Cross in her native South Korea.