Brazilian government honors Professor Soonhoon Bae with the Rio Branco Order. 2002-12-24Hit:8106
Professor Soonhoon Bae won the Rio Branco Order from the Brazilian government in honor of his contribution to Korea-Brazil relationship. Professor Bae has served as co-chair of the Korea-Brazil 21st Century Committee, which was established in 1992 for strengthening collaborative relationship between Korea and Brazil. The Rio Branco Order was founded in 1963 in memory of Rio Branco, who is referred as the ’Father of Brazil’s Diplomacy’, and consists of 5 levels; Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight. Graduated from MIT, Professor Bae currently serves as a visiting professor and held a vast professional experiences, including Minister of Information and Communication and CEO of Daewoo Electronics Co.