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Message from the CEO

Aiming to be the Perennial Leader of English Education in Korea

Since its founding, YBM has been at the forefront of Korea’s English language publication market. By focusing on research and innovation, we have capitalized on this head start to become the unrivaled trendsetter for the country’s language study market more generally.

Millions of Koreans striving to achieve professional and personal goals have reached a high level of English proficiency thanks to our renowned language institutes, premium publications, and widely respected test preparation and administration services.

I believe all of this was possible because of hard work put in with the goal of making YBM the leader of English education in Korea. While we are now branching out into other languages, other subjects, and other countries, we will never forget our roots.

YBM will continue to help our students learn English efficiently until the day that every single one can communicate fluently in the language. And when it comes to English education in Korea, we will always strive to stay at the forefront of the industry through effort and innovation.


Dr. Min studied at Seoul National University (Bachelor of Economics), MIT (Master of Science in Management), and Harvard University (Doctor of Business Administration), and has taught at universities in Korea, Singapore, and Japan. He serves on the Harvard University Global Advisory Council, the MIT Sloan Asian Executive Board, and the Board of Directors of the Friends of The Asia Foundation. In 2007, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).