Il Rae Cho is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2013. Cho has been working at Samsung Life Insurance since 1989 in various teams such as accounting, sales planning, and public relations. Most recently, he was Vice President in charge of corporate planning teams and was responsible for making long-term and progressive plans for the future of Samsung Life Insurance. Prior to joining the corporate planning team, he was the General Manager responsible for public relations and communications. Cho received his bachelor's degree in public law from Seoul National University.