Bang Si Hyuk Receives The Pony Chung Innovation Award
Big Hit Entertainment founder, chairman, and veteran producer Bang Si Hyuk has been selected as the recipient of the 14th annual Pony Chung Innovation Award.
Kim Chul Soo, the chairman of the Pony Chung Foundation, stated, “Chairman Bang Si Hyuk has shown the strength of Korean content around the world as one of the people with the greatest influence in the current global music industry. He has made his mark on the history of Korean pop culture through his body of work, including the creation of BTS, who have achieved the greatest of successes around the world. He has shown himself to be successful as a businessman after the company he founded, Big Hit Entertainment, was selected as one of the most innovative companies around the world, after Snap, Microsoft, and Tesla.”
Founded in 2006, the Pony Chung Innovation Award celebrates “positive changes and growth in Korean society by singling out some of the greatest innovators of our time.” Previous winners include Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Kim Yuna, figure skater and Olympic medalist; Kim Beom-su, the chairman of the board of directors at Kakao, Inc.; and more.