Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Taegukdang Bakery
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Sungyoon Jo, Chief Executive Officer at Taegukdang Bakery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business.
Mr. Jo is a South Korean entrepreneur who has successfully integrated a traditional bakery business and the comparatively new PC game room industry. In 2017, he expanded his bakery factory to six times its original size, selling to branch bakeries, hotels, and of course PC game rooms for hungry video gamers. His bakery sales volume includes a premium coffee business. Mr. Jo was so successful he opened his own PC game room in 2016 to accommodate approximately 1500 daily visitors. He is also the owner of a real estate renting business, which accounts for approximately $30 to $40 million in sales volume.
Originally trained in business administration, Mr. Jo studied with Seoul National University to earn a BA in 1980, followed by an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University, located in Evanston, Illinois. He returned to South Korea to work with Samsung Electronics for two years, followed by six years with Jardine Fleming Securities in the capital of Seoul. In 1996, Mr. Jo joined Taekukdang Bakery, and in 2014 he was named chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Jo has leveraged his business acumen into a diversified business with a deep connection to the South Korean lifestyle.
In addition to his successful contributions to South Korea’s entertainment, food culture, and living sector, Mr. Jo was part of the KATUSA Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army from 2012 to 2014. He is married, and has two sons born in 1995 and 1999, as well as a daughter born in 2008. In his free time, Mr. Jo enjoys skiing, fishing, and golf. In particular, he is proud of his hobby of riding motorcycles, kept in the garage of his apartment building. He has collected powerful machines from legacy models like the Suzuki Hayabusa to luxury brands such as Ducati.
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