Mr. John Schuldt joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea) as its President on January 7th, 2016. In this position, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation and activities of the Chamber.
Mr. Schuldt is engaged in civic activities in Seoul. He is the Advisory Council Member for United Service Organizations (USO). Also, he is the Director ex officio of Korean – American Association (KAA), a board member of Fulbright (Korean-American Educational Commission) and a member of Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC).
Mr. Schuldt was the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Ford Sales and Service Korea Company (FSSK). In this role, Schuldt led the Korean team in all marketing activities and worked closely with dealers to integrate marketing messages that delivered on the business plan targets. Additionally he worked closely with other FSSK Sales and Customer Service teams to provide support to Ford dealers across the peninsula.
Mr. Schuldt joined Ford in 1985 as a Sales and Marketing trainee. He has worked in 8 US offices and also worked in various sales and marketing functions in 10 countries, all in the Asia Pacific area. He was a District Sales Manager based in the Tokyo Japan Ford Export Operations office and called on Ford Dealers across the South Pacific. He also worked in the Tokyo Japan office of Mazda Motor Corporation as General Manager for Regional Sales Office 1. In this capacity he led the team and dealer network from Tokyo north through Hokkaido. Over his 30 year career with Ford Mr. Schuldt has progressed through a series of positions, including sales zone manager, Southeast Region Lincoln Marketing Manager and US Production Planning and Sales Manager for Lincoln Mercury. He later served as the Director of Internet Tools in the Global Marketing Department at Ford Headquarters in Dearborn.
Mr. Schuldt served as the Regional Sales Manager in the Pittsburgh Office of Ford Motor Company. In this capacity he led a team that worked with 200 Ford and Lincoln dealers across 5 states and delivered record sales and market share results during the very difficult economic climate from 2008 – 2012.
Mr. Schuldt was born in Chicago Illinois and grew up in a rural area in the northwest corner of the state of Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Bowling Green State University in 1982 and a Master’s Degree in International Management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in 1985. He joined Ford one month after graduation in 1985.
Mr. Schuldt enjoys playing golf and squash and watches Rugby and American football when he can. He is married for 25 years to his wife Robbie. They have 2 children, Julie and Allison. Julie is 22 and is a senior at Gettysburg College in the USA. Allison is 15 and lives in Seoul with her parents. She attends 9th grade at Seoul Foreign School. The family lives in Gahoe-dong and enjoys walking through the Hanok villages in Bukchon area.