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Photograph by Lee Jae-Won—Reuters
  • Title
    President and CEO, Hotel Shilla; Adviser, Samsung C&T
  • Affiliation
    Samsung C&T Trading and Investment Group
  • Country
    South Korea
  • Age
    44

Though she is an heiress to the Samsung Group, Lee is a skilled and driven businesswoman in her own right. As the head of Hotel Shilla—the empire’s $2.6 billion hospitality company—Lee runs a line of luxury hotels and a fast-growing duty-free business, which she is now expanding overseas. Hotel Shilla’s profits increased 61% in 2014. Given her father’s ailing health, many expect Lee’s powers to grow: at Samsung C&T, the de facto holding company of the Samsung Group and South Korea’s largest conglomerate, she is an Adviser with the Trading & Investment Group and President of the Resort & Construction Group’s Management Strategy Division. —Erika Fry

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Personal Information

Country
South Korea
Previous Rank-
Newcomer?
yes

Company Information

2014 Revenues
2,600
2014 Profits
118
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)
3,921