The Ho-Am Prize was established in 1990 by Kun-Hee Lee, the Chairman of Samsung, with a vision to create a new corporate culture that continues the noble spirit of public service espoused by the late Chairman Byung-chull Lee, founder of Samsung.
The Prize, named after the late Chairman's sobriquet, is presented each year to individuals who have contributed to academics, the arts, and social development, or who have furthered the welfare of humanity through distinguished accomplishments in their respective professional fields.
Recipients of the Ho-Am Prize are each presented with Diploma,
a pure gold medal (187.5g) and a cash prize of KRW 300million
(approx. 275,000 USD)
The Ho-Am Prize Committee was established in 1994 with the aim to promote professionalism and impartiality in the administration of the Ho-Am Prize and to help set its future directions.
The Ho-Am Prize Committee is responsible for the overall management of award procedures, including the nomination and selection of laureates, and the organization of award presentations.
ChairmanDr. Hyun-Jae LeeChairman
The Ho-Am Foundation
MemberDr. Sue-Goo RheeDistinguished Professor Yonsei University
MemberDr. Min-Koo HanProfessor Emeritus
Seoul National University
MemberDr. Jung-Don SeoChairman
Board of Trustees Sungkyunkwan University
MemberDr. Dong-Ho Choi Professor Emeritus
MemberDr. Hye-Kyung LeeDirector
Seoul Welfare Foundation