Chairman/Creative England UK
John Newbigin is a writer and cultural entrepreneur. He is Chairman of Creative England; of the cultural web publisher Culture24; and of Cinema Arts Network, the network company of a group of major arts and cross-media centres in the UK.
As Special Advisor to the Minister for Culture, Rt Hon Chris Smith MP, he was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries in the 1990s. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television and executive assistant to Lord Puttnam as the Chairman of the film company Enigma Productions Ltd. As a policy advisor to the Leader of the UK Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon Neil Kinnock, MP, he had responsibility for environmental and cultural issues, amongst others.
He was a youth worker in East London for 6 years and writer-in-residence for Common Stock Theatre.
Executive Vice President and Head of Global Business/CJ E&M
Mike first joined CJ Group (holding company) in 1995. In 2005, he began directing the overseas Korean film business of CJ Entertainment (name of predecessor company before merger). Since 2010, following a merger from which CJ E&M was formed, he has led CJ E&M’s overall global business, with expertise in diverse Korean entertainment content including movies, music, TV programs, and more.
Senior Vice President/Digital Content Business, SK planet
MBA from Eli Broad School of Business (Michigan State University)
B.S. and M.S. in Business Administration from Hanyang University
2013 ~ present SVP of Digital Content Business
2011 ~ 2012 SVP of New Business Development (including New Media Business)
2010 Director of PM (Personal Media) Business
2009 Director of Media & Future
Helio (in U.S.)
2005 ~ 2008 SVP of Product & Service
Professor/Director, Institute of Media Content, Dankook University
M.A. (2007) Graduate School of Business, Hongik University
B.A. (1974) Pusan National University
2001~2007 President, Korea Culture & Content Agency
1996~2001 Executive Vice President, Media Content Center, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
1994~1996 Director, Information and Telecommunication team, Head Office, Samsung Group
1983~1994 Director, Dept. of New Business, Samsung Trading Co., Ltd.
1973~1983 Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST)
Cultural Content Industry Office/Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
1996 Graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Honorary Graduates)
1975 Graduated from HwiMoon High School
1972 Graduated from Boseong Middle School
1965~ KBS TV Talent
1977~1988 Participated in members of '76' Theater Group
1989~1995 Established 'Hwan Performance'
1996~ Established PMC Production Co,Ltd
2005~2010 Professor of performing arts department at Myongji University
Professor/Sungshin Women’s Univ.
B.A. Economics, Yonsei University (Seoul, 1988)
M.B.A. Finance and Investment, The George Washington University(Washington D.C. 1999)
Ph.D., Management Information System, Yonsei University (Seoul, 2005)
June. 2008 ~ Sep. 2009 : Commissioner, Vice Chairperson, Acting Chiefperson, of KOFIC(Korean Film Council)
March. 2006 ~ : Professor of Sungshin Women's University
March. 2003 ~ Feb. 2006 : Professor of Hoseo University
July. 1999 ~ Feb.2003 : Chief Researcher of Samsung Economic Research Institute(SERI)
May. 1995 ~ Nov. 1996 : Staff Reporter of The Korea Economic Daily
Dec. 1992 ~ May. 1995 : Staff Reporter of The Seoul Economic Daily