SK Holdings explores Austin and South America with ExecEd program

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.

SK Holdings at Texas Executive Education, Conversation Partners

Texas Executive Education recruited the help of the Texas Cheer & Pom squad to welcome the SK participants to The University.

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.

SK Holdings at NOV

SK Holdings visited National Oilwell Varco during the program to learn about their operations, and to see similarities and differences between their oil & gas business and NOV’s.

The SK participants in front of a monument in São Paulo, Brazil. The group traveled to Brazil, Chile and Peru to learn about each country’s culture and how they do business.

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