Claremont, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2011 —
The Drucker Institute announced that K.H. Moon, the president of the New Paradigm Institute of Korea, has re-joined its Board of Advisors.
“We are delighted to have Mr. Moon return to the Board,” said Bob Buford, chairman of the Drucker Institute, a campus-wide resource of Claremont Graduate University. “He has a remarkable track record across all three sectors—private, public and social—and in each case, his work has been infused with the Peter Drucker’s principles. As much as anyone in the world, Mr. Moon has turned Peter’s ideas into action.”
Moon takes the place of Seung-Woo Nam, the Chairman and CEO of Pulmuone Holdings Co., who had agreed to become a Drucker Institute Board member in 2008 when Moon was elected to serve in Korea’s national parliament.
“While we are thrilled to have Mr. Moon rejoin us, we will certainly miss Mr. Nam,” said Rick Wartzman, the executive director of the Drucker Institute. “He has been an extremely valuable Board member. Our only consolation is in knowing that Mr. Nam will continue to work closely with us as a leader of the Drucker Society of Korea, a part of our global volunteer network.”
Said Mr. Nam: “I appreciate the opportunity to serve as a Board member of such a distinguished institution. Although I am leaving the Board, I will continue to contribute to the Institute’s efforts to keep Peter Drucker’s wisdom alive among management professionals.”
Before his stint in parliament, Moon was the president and CEO of the consumer-products company Yuhan-Kimberly, which under his leadership became widely known for product innovation and a commitment to lifelong learning opportunities for its employees. Moon was heralded, in particular, for the measures he took to avoid laying off workers during the Asian financial crisis of the mid-1990s. In addition, Moon has been an environmental leader, spearheading the planting of tens of millions of trees throughout Korea and across Asia.
At the Drucker Institute, Moon joins an extraordinary group of board members. In addition to Buford, a cable TV pioneer, author and social entrepreneur, they include: John Bachmann, senior partner at the investment firm Edward Jones; John Byrne, the chairman and CEO of C-Change Media Inc. and the former executive editor of BusinessWeek magazine; attorney and entrepreneur Cecily Drucker, daughter of the late Peter Drucker; author and inventor Doris Drucker, wife of the late Peter Drucker; CGU President Deborah Freund; Nobuhiro Iijima, president of Tokyo-based Yamazaki Baking Co.; Jody Greenstone Miller, the CEO of Business Talent Group; C. William Pollard, chairman emeritus of ServiceMaster Co.; Minglo Shao, founder of Bright China Holding Ltd. and head of the Peter F. Drucker Academy, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching Drucker’s principles and practices in China; and Craig Wynett, Chief Innovation Officer at Procter & Gamble Co.
Last year, Moon founded the New Paradigm Institute for Green & Responsible Competitiveness in Seoul to advance environmental sustainability and lifelong learning throughout Korea. The New Paradigm Institute is also working closely with the Drucker Institute to teach the Drucker Management Path, a comprehensive training program, in Korea. In addition, the two organizations are working on bringing to Korea a series of top management speakers who share Peter Drucker’s philosophy about the importance of effective management and responsible leadership.
“This is an exciting time to be coming back to the Institute’s Board,” Moon said. “I am committed to working hard and spreading Peter Drucker’s teachings in Korea because, simply put, there is no better way to make for a healthy society.”
About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.
The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker’s teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.
In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker’s papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker’s writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker’s decades of leading-edge thinking, including a management training system called the Drucker Management Path; applies Drucker’s work to current events (through a regular online column in Bloomberg Businessweek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through a blog called the Drucker Exchange); and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.
The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of leaders and managers to do good while they do well.
For more on the Drucker Institute, please visit: http://www.druckerinstitute.com.
About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is one of the top graduate schools in the United States. Our nine academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 22 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.