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Korean Venture Capitalist named Yale World Fellow

News provided by Yale University
April 04, 2013 09:33 KST

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) April 04, 2013 -- Korean venture capitalist Daniel Shin has been named a 2013 Yale World Fellow, announced Yale University President Richard C. Levin.

Shin oversees global venture capital and a private equity investment program on behalf of Korea Telecom. In addition, he is a founding member and managing director of KingsBay Capital, a Korea-US cross-border venture capital firm with offices in Seoul and San Francisco. He has published several books and is a frequent speaker on subjects related to innovation and tech entrepreneurship.

Shin is among 16 World Fellows selected this year, from a pool of about 2,500 applicants. This year‘s cohort brings the total number of Yale World Fellows since the program’s inception in 2002 to 238 Fellows, representing 81 countries.

The Yale World Fellows Program is the University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalization. Each year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

Two previous Yale World Fellows hailed from South Korea:

Mi-Hyung Kim (2005): Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Kumho Asiana Business Group

Sang-Jo Kim (2004): Professor of Economics, Hansung University

This year’s World Fellows include a diplomat who serves as Egypt's representative to the Syrian opposition, a Dutch documentary filmmaker, a managing editor with The Economist Group in London, and an advocate for transparency in the Nigerian oil sector.

“The Yale World Fellows Program consistently attracts outstanding talent,” said World Fellows program director Michael Cappello, professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. “The 16 individuals selected this year are each poised to become even more effective change-makers in their societies and around the world. This unique leadership training opportunity will no doubt inspire their many future contributions to the global community.”

The mission of the Yale World Fellows Program is to cultivate and empower a community of globally engaged leaders committed to positive change through cross-disciplinary dialogue and action. It has at its core three main goals: to provide advanced training to emerging leaders from diverse disciplines and countries, to link this network of world leaders to each other and to Yale, and to expand and deepen international understanding at Yale.

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