Daeje Chin is founder, CEO and Chairman of Skylake Investment Company, based in Seoul, Korea. Skylake is the largest technology investment company focusing on private equity funds operating in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and ICT Convergence Industry. Skylake’s total funds under management are U$2bn.
Daeje is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Korea Constitutional Court and Chair Professor of the Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology. He is acknowledged as one of Korea’s best ICT experts, also running an Advanced Management Programme offered to CEO’s in the Hi-tech sector since 2006. In addition, he is Chairman of the Global IT Leader Forum Foundation, where he has been organising an executive MBA class for CEO’s of SME’s in the ICT sector since 2007.
Between 2003 and 2006, Daeje was the Minister of the Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea. Daeje started his career at Samsung, as a Senior Project Manager and successfully led its semi-conductor business as a General Manager, contributing to making Samsung the leading semi-conductor memory company in the world. In 2000, he became the CEO/President of the Digital Media Business of Samsung Electronics, which had an annual turnover over $15bn. He later became President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co, Seoul, Korea.
In the early part of his career Daeje was a researcher at IBM Research, USA and at Hewlett-Packard, USA. Daeje has a BS and MS in Electronics Engineering from the Seoul National University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an Honorary Doctorate in Management from Sejong University, Korea. Daeje has won a number of awards and has published two books: “Manage Your Passion” and “Computer Aided Design & VLSI Device Development.”