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CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Sung-Joo Kim, part one

CNBC Meet's Tania Bryer meets business leader and philanthropist, Sung-Joo Kim who discusses how she manages more than 360 MCM stores worldwide and how she escaped the constraints of a strict patriarchal household and society.

Born in South Korea, Kim, the founder and chief executive of Asian fashion business Sungjoo Group and chief executive of luxury European accessories brand MCM managed to convince her father to let her study at Amherst College in the U.S.

Kim was not even allowed to have a passport to travel, but after inviting ex-prime ministers, scholars and cabinet members that were well-known Amherst graduates for dinner, her father was convinced.

Kim describes her "cultural confusion" at arriving at Amherst, having grown up in a very privileged, but very strict home where girls were treated as "second class citizens" as well as her unlikely friendship with Monaco's Prince Albert II.

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    EMEA

    Lauren Bush Lauren –

    Wednesday 17 December 23:00 CET

    Saturday 20 December 23:30CET

    Sunday 21 December 18:00CET


    ASIA

    Lauren Bush Lauren –

    Saturday 20 December 19:00 SIN/HK

    Sunday 21 December 07:00 & 20:00 SIN/HK

    Monday 22 December 04:00 SIN/HK


    AUSTRALIA/NZ

    Lauren Bush Lauren –

    Saturday 20 December 19:00 AEST

    Sunday 21 December 07:00, 10:30, 17:00, 20:00 AEST

    Monday 22 Decmber 04:00, 08:00 AEST