Kawon is a first year MBA student and an Emerging Market Fellows Candidates at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Before joining the program in August 2011, Kawon worked for top industrial material company in Korea where he undertook various assignments including sales, marketing, purchasing, and supply chain management in targeted overseas markets. Throughout his career, he worked with major appliance companies around the globe whose manufacturing sites were often located in the Emerging Markets. He also led a major strategic alliance deal with a European manufacturer. Prior to Cornell, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies BACS. He was also awarded an Army Commendation Medal from the U.S. Department of Army for his meritorious service during his military service at US-ROK Combined Forces Command in Seoul. He loves biking and engages actively in independent film making as an amateur actor.