Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea with 53 domestic affiliates and 78 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. The companys vertically integrated petrochemical business stands at the core of the manufacturing and construction sector. The finance network, covering banking, insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank finance group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses. Putting strategic emphasis on renewable energies as its future growth engine, Hanwha Group has recently made successful advances in solar energy and positioned itself at the forefront of the global photovoltaic industry.