Since July 29, 2013, Texas Executive Education has been hosting a group of 17 executives from SK Holdings of South Korea. Though not well known here in the U.S., SK Holdings is the third largest conglomerate in Korea (#62 on the Forbes Global 500), with global business in a wide range of industries including telecom, chemicals, petroleum, energy, construction, shipping, and semiconductors.
The 2013 SK Latin American Global Leadership Program program, twelve weeks long, encompasses instruction and a field learning project (including travel) in Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Chile. They spend five weeks in Austin for instruction (August 12 – September 12) and an additional two weeks finalizing their projects.
The participants from South Korea are senior-level managers and group leaders at SK Holdings. Several of them have advanced degrees (Master’s level) in addition to many years of professional experience. Their goals in working with Texas Executive Education are to obtain a broader understanding of global business, improve their proficiency of the English language, and better understand the cultures of the United States and Latin America.