Foundation Chairman/Former Chairman
Partners for the Future Foundation
Jeffrey D. Jones has been with Kim & Chang since 1980 and during these years he has had some involvement with most of the foreign investors active in Korea. Mr. Jones has always had an international focus in his legal career. He started practicing law in 1978 with Baker & McKenzie in their Chicago and Tokyo offices.
Mr. Jones is active in civic and charitable activities as well. He served five terms as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and three terms as President of the Seoul Club. Mr. Jones organized and presently serves as Chairman of a nonprofit foundation, Partners for the Future, providing scholarships, job training, aid and other assistance to the unemployed and their families in Korea.
Mr. Jones serves as advisor to several organizations and government agencies in Korea including the Seoul International Business Advisory Council and Foreign Investment Advisory Council of Seoul City, Foreigner’s Policy Advisory Board, the Red Cross Advisory Committee for the Future Strategy. Mr. Jones provides advice and assistance to several NGOs and he is currently an honorary board member of the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, board member of Korea Green Foundation, International Vaccine Institute and Fulbright Foundation. Mr. Jones was appointed by President Roh Moo Hyun to be a member of the Regulatory Reform Commission and he is the first foreign national to serve in a government position in Korea. For his service to the Korean economy, Mr. Jones was awarded the Bronze Tower of Industrial Merit by President Kim Dae Jung.