Amorepacific and Bokwang heirs to be engaged

2020.06.25 15:19:48 | 2020.06.25 15:20:52

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Two young couple from family-run Korean corporate empires has promised future together. The newly-weds to be are Suh Min-jung, the eldest daughter of Amorepacific Group chairman, and Hong Jung-hwan, the eldest son of Bokwang Investment Corp. chairman Hong Seok-joon, kin to the Samsung owner family by marriage.

The engagement ceremony will be held in Shilla Hotel in Seoul with a small number of close family members expected to participate in. Hong Ra-hee, wife of Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, is expected to join as she is an older sister of Hong Seok-joon. There is also a chance of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee and Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin joining the party as they are cousins of Hong Jung-hwan.

Born in 1991, Suh joined Amorepacific in early 2017 and left the firm in the same year to take an MBA course at China’s CKGSB. She returned to Amorepacific in 2019.

Hong was born in 1985. Bokwang Investment made investment in Way Wearable, a skin care solution and device making startup that was also given investment from Amorepacific in 2014.

By Shim Sang-dae and Choi Mira

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