4 out of 10 CEOs at largest firms from three top universities

Four out of 10 chief executive officers at South Korea’s 500 largest companies graduated from the nation’s top three universities – Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University – and only 1.7% of the CEOs were women, writes Kim So-hyun for The Korea Herald.

According to a report by corporate data research institute CEO Score, 265 of the 659 CEOs, or 44.6%, went to the top three universities, which decreased by 2.5 percentage points from 47.1% 10 years ago.

Seoul National University graduates accounted for 22.9%, Korea University 12.5% and Yonsei University 9.3%. Graduates of universities outside Seoul were 18.8%, a 3.5% increase from 2012. Those who went to universities outside Korea were 8%, up 0.6% compared to a decade before.
Full report on The Korea Herald site