ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

New generation of chaebol chiefs can lead way on governance

Samsung's J.Y. Lee and peers recognize need to please small shareholders

| South Korea
Lee Jae-yong in Pyeongtaek on May 20: His influence could see a significant metamorphosis.     © Reuters

Peter S. Kim is an investment strategist in Seoul. The views expressed here are his own.

For decades, South Korean companies have scored poorly on corporate governance due to complex shareholding structures and cumbersome legal hurdles that restrain the influence of general shareholders.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more