Dear Members of the Shinhan Family,
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new chairman and CEO of Shinhan Financial Group.
Shinhan Financial Group has roots that date back to 1982 when Shinhan Bank
became the first bank in the country to be founded solely with private funds.
Since then, we have paved the way forward for Korea’s financial industry.
During the height of the financial restructuring brought on by the 1997 foreign currency crisis,
Shinhan turned crisis into an opportunity and in 2001,
established the first privately held financial holding company in the country.
That was our first step toward becoming an integrated financial services group.
Subsequent success in expansion and diversification strengthened our standing as Korea’s leading financial group.
Now with a presence in 20 countries worldwide, including Asia, Shinhan is poised for new challenges.
Our achievements would not have been possible without the unwavering trust of our clients, shareholders, and society at large. I am deeply grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement over the years.
Going forward, all Shinhan members will practice the Group’s mission, 'Compassionate Finance, Your Companion for the Future’ to create a virtuous cycle of shared prosperity for our clients and society. We will strive to raise shareholder and client values by expanding Shinhan’s overseas presence, fostering a business environment that combines financial and nonfinancial services, pursuing digital innovation, and building the One Shinhan Platform to unite the Group’s capabilities. Through such efforts, we will share our hope for the future as we open new horizons for the financial industry in Korea and become ‘Asia’s leading financial group.’
I hope that you will continue to give us your trust and support.
With best wishes for the health and happiness of you and your family,