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CJ Group chairman recovering from surgery for lung cancer

By Korea Herald

Published : July 7, 2016 - 14:36

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[THE INVESTOR] CJ Group chief Sohn Kyung-shik is recovering from surgery to treat lung cancer, according to company sources.

Sohn, who was diagnosed with the cancer this May, is said to be in a stable condition.

The CJ chairman is uncle to Lee Jay-hyun, the CJ group heir. 

CJ Group chairman Sohn Kyung-shik CJ Group chairman Sohn Kyung-shik

Sohn has been heading Korea’s largest food and entertainment company since 1995 when CJ split from Samsung. After spending some time outside the company in early 2000s, he made a comeback at CJ when his nephew was arrested in 2013.

Lee is currently awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on charges of embezzlement, breach of trust and tax evasion while being hospitalized for a number of illnesses including a hereditary disease.

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