Seoul National University honors the people who made distinguished achievements in their lives with the Distinguished SNU Members Award. It has been the highest honor bestowed upon SNU alumni or faculty since 1991. The award is granted annually on the founding anniversary of the university during the official anniversary ceremony.
CEO of Semiconductor Business at Samsung Electronics
Hwang led a dramatic transition in the semiconductor industry by presenting the "New Memory Growth Model". He established the national R&D strategy based on the highest level of expertise, and led technological development for the future of Korea.
CEO of IROJE KHM Architects
Seung presented a new chapter in the art of architecture as an artistic architect representing the contemporary era. He was first architect to be selected as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art "Artist of the Year". He acted as the coordinator of Paju Book City and the chief organizer of the Gwangju Design Biennale.
SHIN Young Kyun
Founder of Shin Young Kyun Arts & Culture Foundation
Shin was one of the movie actors who had led the golden age of Korean film in the 1960-70s. He established "SHIN Young Kyun Arts and Cultural Foundation" in 2010 and supports young film artists.