Sang Joon Kim

Doctoral CandidateBSL-aSSIST

Nationality: South Korean

Highest Academic Degree: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2003), Master of Business Administration (2010)

Institution / University: Stanford University, Stanford, USA (MS), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands (MBA)

Professional Career

I have 15 years of professional experience in the energy, manufacturing, and construction industries, focusing on strategic planning & development, business & investment analysis, and industry & market research. Until 2019, I worked as a financial analyst at Saudi Aramco where I was responsible for preparing business plans for capital projects and analyzing capital investment projects. Before moving to Saudi Arabia, I worked at Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) as a senior researcher in Korea. My experience includes analyzing oil and gas industry, manufacturing industry, and construction industry and conducting management consulting projects in order to enhance Samsung Group’s future growth. Also, I developed long-term growth strategies and executed expansion strategic plans as a corporate strategy manager at Samsung Engineering and at POSCO. As an enthusiastic learner, I have obtained the CFA Charter in 2014 and passed all U.S. CPA exams in 2018.

Research Interest

Sustainable Business Model, Corporate Sustainability Strategy, ESG Investing

Research Specialty

Drivers for the relationship between Corporate Environment Performance and Corporate Financial Performance, Business Models for Value-Driven ESG Activities

Statement of Motivation for a BSL-aSSIST Dual Doctoral Degree Program

I have worked in oil & gas production, steel manufacturing, and petrochemical plant construction industries, which are providing resources and materials required for our lives but also, unfortunately, producing large amounts of environmental pollutants. My professional experience made me interested in the issues of how companies can conduct their businesses while minimizing the impact on the environment. In order to study related topics, I applied for the DBA-PhD Dual degree program at BSL because this program allows students to learn up-to-date management theories and conduct research on business sustainability. I am truly honored to be a member of the BSL community and expect that my DBA-PhD journey will provide me the opportunity to discover sustainable growth models. As a DBA-PhD student of BSL and aSSIST, I will do my best to make a contribution to academic fields and our society by conducting meaningful research works.

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