KH Moon rejoins the Drucker Institute board

CLAREMONT, Calif.—The Drucker Institute announced that KH 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.”