About the Council


Jae-Hoon Bae

Jae-Hoon Bae

President & CEO
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.

Mr. Bae served in executive roles at LG Electronics for over two decades until 2010 when he joined Pantos Logistics as its President & CEO. Subsequently he served as Chairman of the Logistics Committee for The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as Vice President and Professor at Woosong College. He was appointed President & CEO of Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2019 and became a member of the World Shipping Council’s board of directors in the same year. He received a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Korea University in 1976 and earned his Ph.D in Marketing from Soongsil University in 2013.

HMM is an integrated logistics company that provides transportation services using approximately 100 ships, including about 60 containerships, various logistics facilities, a shipping IT system, about 1300 skilled shipping professionals, and port networks.

HMM continues to enhance its services through investments in eco-friendly mega container ships, development of high-valued businesses such as ultra-freezer service and special cargo promotions, favorable relationships with customers, and further expansion to emerging markets. Furthermore, HMM invests in Information Technology (IT) to be advanced, including Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, and Cloud-based next-generation systems. Launching new service routes and increasing fleet capacity are also major strategies to remain competitive.

HMM is currently connecting more than 100 ports through more than 60 service routes around the world. It competes with other major global shipping companies.