President & CEO, Hansoll Textile Ltd.
Chairman & CEO, New Paradigm Institute
Former President & CEO, Yuhan-Kimberly
Moon Kook-Hyun joined The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017. He is the president & CEO of Hansoll Textile Ltd, and the Chairman & CEO of the New Paradigm Institute. He is the former president and chief executive officer of Yuhan-Kimberly, Limited, a 70:30 joint venture company between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Yuhan Corporation in Korea. Mr. Moon has been an environmental leader for 30+ years.
He initiated “Keep Korea Green,” the first company-sponsored environmental campaign in Korea in 1984, which created mountain paths, “Forest for Schools,” “Forest for Life,” “Forest for Peace,” “Northeast Asia Forest Forum,” and numerous educational activities for students, newly-weds, and opinion leaders in the country. His efforts on environmental protection and education have been recognized by the United Nations Environmental Program with its prestigious award, named “Global 500 Roll of Honor,” in 1997. He also received the Asian Environmental Award from Korea/Japan Daily Consortium in 1998. Mr. Moon also served as president of the Creative Korea Party from 2007 to 2009. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and Business Administration from HanKook University of Foreign Studies and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University.