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Dr. Heekyung Jo Min

​Keynote Speaker

Heekyung (Jo) Min, Ph.D. 

EVP, Head of CJ Social Responsibility 

Heekyung (Jo) Min is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) and Global Creating Shared Value (CSV) at CJ Cheiljedang in Korea. She is responsible for overseeing two foundations: the CJ Welfare Foundation, whose mission is to support underprivileged children, and the CJ Cultural Foundation, which supports young creators in the areas of film, music, and theatrical arts. Her role as a business leader and social innovator is to create a sustainable future for CJ Cheiljedang and CJ Group by driving and coordinating CSR and Sustainability efforts. In 2017, CJ Group was recognized as one of the ’50 Change the World Companies’ by Fortune magazine for its innovative ‘Senior Parcel Delivery Project’, a profitable initiative aimed at creating jobs for retired senior citizens. 


Much of her recent work has been focused on promoting the importance of sustainable business models around the globe. For example, the CJ- KOICA Saemaul CSV project in Vietnam was aimed at helping ethnic minority smallholder farmers in Ninh Thuan province become self-sufficient. Her commitment to sustainability in business was inspired by her experience in both government and private companies. In her former role as the Director General of the Business Opportunity and Investment Promotion Bureau at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in Incheon, Korea, she was responsible for promoting and advocating for the building of a new city bordering Seoul.   


Prior to her role at CJ, she also had extensive experience in finance, HR, and cross-cultural management consulting in New York, Tokyo, London, and Seoul. 


She has been passionate about promoting diversity in Korea and served as an advisor for the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and as a board member of the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education (KIGEPE). In her current role, she  formed a strategic partnership between CJ and UNESCO, to run  a worldwide campaign meant to empower girls in developing countries by promoting access to quality education. 


She holds a BA from Seoul National University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a Ph.D from aSSIST Seoul Business School. She is an advisory board member of Asia New Zealand Foundation, and an independent board member of Dufry, a public company in Switzerland.  

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