Robert E. Fallon, MBA


Chair, CIEE Board of Directors


Robert E. Fallon is president and chief executive officer of Phosplatin Therapeutics LLC, a private biotech company developing the “phosphaplatin” family of anti-cancer compounds. Previously, he served as adjunct professor in finance and economics at Columbia Business School.

A career international banker, Robert lived in Asia for 31 years, initially working for Citibank in Hong Kong and later serving as Asia-Pacific division head at JPMorgan Chase. Subsequently, he served as chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange Bank, holding the distinction of being the first non-Korean to chair a Korean public company.

Robert travels widely and speaks often on Asian economic and business matters. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, former director of the Japan and Korea societies, trustee emeritus of the Ohio University Foundation, and a professional fellow of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University. For three years, Robert served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa. In addition, he served on the advisory boards of many organizations, including the Korea Economic Institute, Deutsche Bank AG, and Euromoney PLC.

Robert holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

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