U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Chairman & CEO
Kim & Chang
Partners for the Future Foundation
3M Korea Ltd.
Senior VP, 3M Asia Corporate Affairs and MD
Northrop Grumman Korea YCH
Chief Executive & President
Qualcomm Korea YH
SVP and President, Qualcomm APAC
McKinsey & Company
Chairman Emeritus North Asia
Stellantis Korea Ltd.
Amway Korea Limited
Korea President, Representative Director
Delta Air Lines
Vice President – Asia Pacific
Seoul Foreign School
Head of School
General Manager of Grand Hyatt Seoul
The Walt Disney Company
Weber Shandwick Korea
CEO, Asia Pacific
President & CEO
ACE American Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. - Korea
Vice President, Korea, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Procter & Gamble Korea
Senior Vice President
Johnson & Johnson Medical Korea Ltd.
Area Managing Director, North Asia
Philip Morris Korea Inc.
President and CEO
Country Manager & General Counsel
MetLife Insurance Company of Korea, Ltd.
Visa International (Asia-Pacific) Korea
Country Manager, Korea and Mongolia
AIG Korea Inc.
President & CEO
Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific
IBM Korea, Inc.
General Manager & Technology Leader
Citibank Korea Inc.
Hawaiian Airlines Inc.
Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs
U.S. Embassy / U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Philip S. Goldberg was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea on May 5, 2022. He served until recently as U.S. Ambassador to Colombia. In 2018, Ambassador Goldberg served as Charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, followed by a year as a Diplomat in Residence at Georgetown University.
From 2013-2016, Ambassador Goldberg served as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines. Prior to that assignment, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (2010-2013); U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia (2006-2008); Chief of Mission in Pristina, Kosovo (2004-2006); and Charge d’affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission in Santiago, Chile (2001-2004). From 2009-2010, Ambassador Goldberg was coordinator for the implementation of UN sanctions on North Korea. His other overseas tours included Bogota, Colombia, where he served as the Plan Colombia coordinator, and Pretoria, South Africa.
Ambassador Goldberg was a senior member of the State Department team handling the transition from the Clinton to Bush administrations and served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (2000-2001) and Special Assistant and Executive Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott (1996-2000). As the Bosnia Desk Officer and Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (1994-1996), Ambassador Goldberg was a member of the American negotiating team in the lead-up to the Dayton Peace Conference and Chief of Staff for the American delegation at Dayton.
Ambassador Goldberg holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has received numerous awards, including Presidential Distinguished and Meritorious Service Awards; the Department’s Distinguished Honor Award and the Silver Seal Medallion for Meritorious Service in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Ambassador Goldberg is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Boston University. Before joining the Foreign Service, he served as a liaison officer between the government of the City of New York and the United Nations and Consular Community.
Chairman & CEO
AMCHAM Korea / Chairman & CEO
James Kim is Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea. Prior to AMCHAM, Mr. Kim served as Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea. Mr. Kim is a Korean-American who is passionate about promoting the commercial interests between the United States and Korea.
At GM Korea, Mr. Kim was responsible for the total operations with 17,000 employees (sales, manufacturing, distribution and design) in Korea. Mr. Kim also had oversight responsibilities with GM’s joint venture operations in Uzbekistan.
Mr. Kim joined GM Korea from Microsoft Korea, where he had served as Country Manager and CEO. His previous roles include CEO of Yahoo! Korea and Asia Regional Vice President of Overture (a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo).
Prior to Yahoo, Mr. Kim worked predominantly in the United States, where he was the Managing Partner at Palisades Advisors, based in New York. Prior to Palisades, he held other positions including CEO at Corcoran.com, CEO of Vivien International and National Marketing Manager at AT&T.
Mr. Kim also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mirae Assets Global Investment. Mr. Kim appears in major Korean and global media as an expert in Korea and US dynamics. Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
As an avid tennis player, Mr. Kim serves as the official “Wilson Brand Ambassador.” Mr. Kim lives in Seoul, Korea with his spouse and has two grown children.
Chairman of Board of Governors
Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers / Senior Partner
Kim & Chang / Foreign Attorney
Partners for the Future Foundation / Chairman
Jeffrey D. Jones has been with Kim & Chang since 1980. He started practicing law in 1978 with Baker & McKenzie in their Chicago and Tokyo offices.
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. Mr. Jones provides advice and assistance to several NGOs and he is currently a board member of Korea Green Foundation, and Fulbright Foundation. Mr. Jones was appointed by President Roh Moo Hyun to be a member of the Regulatory Reform Commission. For his service to the Korean economy, Mr. Jones was awarded the Bronze Tower of Industrial Merit by President Kim Dae Jung.
3M Korea Ltd. / Senior VP, 3M Asia Corporate Affairs and MD
Senior Vice President, 3M Asia Corporate Affairs and Managing Director, 3M Korea
Vice President, Commercialization, Consumer Business Group, St. Paul
Director, U.S. Sales and Marketing, Automotive Aftermarket Division, St. Paul
Vice President and General Manager, Personal Care Division, St. Paul
Global Sales and Marketing Director, Personal Care Division, St. Paul
Business Director, Consumer and Office Business, Europe/Middle East and Africa, Brussels
Managing Director, 3M Greece
Business Manager, Foam Tapes, Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, St. Paul
|Six Sigma Black Belt, Bonding Systems Division, St. Paul|
Marketing Supervisor, Converter Specialties, St. Paul
Account Representative, Specialty Converting, Detroit, Michigan
Sales Representative, Identification and Converter Systems Division, Rochester, N.Y.
Product Development Engineer, Specialty Marking Systems Project, St. Paul
Technical Service Engineer, Traffic Control Materials Division, St. Paul
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1987
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. - Master of Business Administration, 1993
Affiliations: Business, Professional and Civic Organizations
Board Member, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Vice Chair & Board of Directors, AMCHAM Korea
Board of Directors, US-ASEAN Business Council
Northrop Grumman Korea YCH / Chief Executive & President
PERSOLKELLY APAC / Managing Director
Group Leader of PERSOLKELLY Consulting, APAC
Managing Director of PERSOLKELLY Korea
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YouMe has more experience than any other Korean businessman in the 13 countries that have entered Asia during the past three years as a representative of Korea and general representative of the Asia Consulting Business. Based on this, PERSOLKELLY became Asia's No.1 HR solution provider (Sales about 3 trillion won in Asia, excluding Japan). She provides C-suites in the uncertain Korean business and human resource landscape with global standard insights on human resource management.
Qualcomm Korea YH / SVP and President, Qualcomm APAC
O.H. (Oh Hyung) Kwon is senior vice president and president of Asia-Pacific (APAC). In this role, Kwon oversees the entire APAC region outside of China and India.
Kwon joined Qualcomm in 2007 as a regional sales manager for Korea and has played an important role in driving Qualcomm’s mobile, compute, infrastructure, RF Front-End, connectivity, IoT and automotive businesses at key accounts in the region. In 2012, Kwon joined Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (Korea) YH and served as senior director of Mobile and IoT Sales, and vice president of Sales. He then was appointed vice president QCT Korea YH and president of Qualcomm Korea in 2019. During his recent position, Kwon has built strong sales and CE (Customer Engineering) organizations that are supporting an expanding customer base and broadened technologies portfolio, navigated the supply environment and enhanced product marketing and carrier relation capabilities within Qualcomm Korea.
Prior to Qualcomm, Kwon amassed great expertise as an international OEM sales expert, holding leadership positions as vice president and general manager for the U.S. and Latin America at Yiso/Growell, overseas sales manager for LG Electronics for the U.S. and Japan, and handset vendor manager at Sprint Nextel.
Kwon holds an MBA with a focus on technology management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.
McKinsey & Company / Chairman Emeritus North Asia
André Andonian is a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company. He is the Managing Partner of McKinsey Korea and a core member of McKinsey’s Asia Leadership Team. He is a long-term member of McKinsey’s Shareholder’s Council, which is the highest decision body of McKinsey and effectively functions as its Board of Directors in setting strategic direction and policies. In his 32 years of his McKinsey career he has been based also in Munich, Silicon Valley, New York and Tokyo in numerous leadership roles such as Managing Partner of McKinsey Japan, Global and Americas Leader of McKinsey’s Advanced Industries Sector, which comprises the Automotive & Assembly, Advanced Electronics, Semiconductors and Aerospace & Defense Industries, Leader of McKinsey’s EMEA High Tech Sector and Innovation and Technology Management Practice. He serves clients in all these fields, spanning all parts of the globe.
André holds extensive additional senior leadership roles in support of McKinsey’s growth, people and knowledge development. He shapes and oversees capability building for McKinsey senior consultants and also supports the development of new CEOs in his role as co-Dean of McKinsey’s Bower Forum. He is also a long-term member of McKinsey’s Firm-wide personnel committees, most recently the Senior Partner Committee that evaluates Senior Partners. He is also the Dean of the coveted learning program for Senior Partners on how to become effective Client Service Team Leaders.
Prior to joining McKinsey in 1988, André worked in sales, marketing, customer service and engineering for Masco Corporation in the US and at IBM Europe and Asia. He received an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business where he was a Fulbright Scholar as well as an MA with distinction in economics as well as a BSc in engineering from universities in his home town of Vienna, Austria.
In his free time, André pursues his passion to help Armenians around the world in different capacities, e.g. as a founding Member of both the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia chaired by Armenia’s Prime Minister and Armenia 2020, a global think-tank, and most recently as Board Member of FAST (The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology).
André is also an avid marathon runner and long-distance triathlete, regularly participating in competitive events around the globe.
Stellantis Korea Ltd. / MD
Jake Aumann was first inaugurated as Managing Director of FCA Korea Ltd. in August 2020 and oversees and manages the overall operations including sales and services of the Jeep brand in Korea.
*Product service management for Fiat, Chrysler, and Dodge included.
Jake joins FCA Korea having led Alfa Romeo successfully in China as Managing Director for the past two years.
Jake has had a long and extensive career with FCA since joining the business in 1999. Throughout his career, Jake has accrued a wealth of experience in general management, change management, marketing, sales, and network development. Jake has worked in Asia for over seven years and previously held responsibility for sales and marketing in key markets: South Korea, Japan, India, and Australia.
Jake holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville an MBA from Michigan State University.
Furthermore, Jake was appointed the director of the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA) as of October 2020.
- Managing Director of FCA Korea Ltd., Director of Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (2020~ )
- Board of Governors, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (2020~)
- Managing Director of Alfa Romeo China (2018~2020)
- Head of APAC Network Development (2017~2018)
- Head of APAC General Distributors (2016~2018)
- Head of Marketing - APAC (2015~2018)
- Head of Sales - APAC (2013~2018)
- Managing Director of ASEAN General Distributors (2013~2015)
- Director of Sales Planning & Incentives – Auburn Hills, MI (2009~2013)
- Sales Dealer Operations Manager – Greater New York City Area (2008~2009)
- Dodge Marketing Manager (2007~2008)
- Dealer Network Administration Manager – Greater New York City Area (2006~2007)
- District Manager – various locations in New York and New Jersey (2000~2006)
- Senior Staff Agent – Great Detroit Area (1999~2000)
Amway Korea Limited / Korea President, Representative Director
Su-Jung Bae is Korea President and Representative Director of Amway Korea, one of Amway’s strongest, most successful markets boasting 12 years of consecutive growth from 2007 to 2018. Prior to being appointed as Representative Director in 2019, Ms. Bae served as Amway’s Global Chief Marketing Officer from 2015.
Born and raised in Korea, Ms. Bae joined Amway Korea in 1995 as a Nutrilite supplement marketer and was later promoted to the position of director in 2006. As the Chief Marketing Officer, she delivered insight-driven product innovation and many successful go-to-market strategies working across numerous functions.
With Ms. Bae as the Representative Director, Amway Korea, the 3rd biggest market in terms of sales, has seen key initiatives for sustainable growth drastically accelerated, under the umbrella theme of ‘winning formula’.
In line with the ‘A70’ momentum, a long-term based future growth blueprint of Amway global, digital transformation of Amway Korea has also taken big steps forward under Ms. Bae’s leadership. Starting with social commerce platform establishment including collaborative project with Kakao, a major IT/mobile/platform business giant in Korea, the scope of customer experiences has been diversified, especially considering the rapidly reshaping business environment (the proportion of online shopping takes up 80% for Amway Korea, including 60% of transactions from mobile devices), to successfully modernized direct selling business to better suit the customers’ needs which is always evolving.
Enhancing the corporate culture of Amway Korea is also one of the key initiatives that has been brought on by Ms. Bae in order to create a more favorable working environment. She has implemented Culture Lab, a volunteer TF from different functions that drives ‘bottom-up movement’, to assess & analyze pain points to suggest constructive changes into the organization.
She is also committed to seeking mutual growth for Amway Korea with the local economy by partnering with SMEs via diverse potential opportunities. Creating independent functions to navigate its possibilities of collaborative businesses, under the name of ‘Season On’, she has been expanding the Corporate Shared Value projects of Amway Korea.
During her years as Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of Amway Global for the past five years, she managed well over 1,300 staff members across 57 countries whilst successfully leading the global strategy and execution of category marketing for Nutrition, Beauty, and Home brands, focusing on both global-wide consistent practices and localized strategy to specifically meet respective circumstances and characteristics of each of the markets, creating lifetime values for customers.
Another notable contribution to Amway is Ms. Bae’s success with Nutrilite, the nutrition and health supplement food brand of Amway, of which she has taken the lead in bringing to the first place in its category worldwide. She also successfully managed to increase the brand awareness and popularity of Artistry, Amway’s skincare & cosmetics brand, based on her extensive brand experience platforms including the sponsorship of BIFF (Busan International Film Festival).
Ms. Bae also brought forth the success of CBP (Community Based Program) within beauty, nutrition and weight management categories, leveraging omni channels, showcasing an advanced branding strategy based on customer experiences.
Ms. Bae holds a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and an MBA from Korea University. She also received a doctorate in Business Administration focused on Marketing and International Business from Yonsei University.
Delta Air Lines / Vice President – Asia Pacific
Matteo Curcio is Vice President – Asia Pacific for Delta Air Lines, leading Delta’s overall business strategy planning and execution across the APAC region, including Korea, Greater China and Japan. Based in Delta’s regional Seoul headquarter, he also oversees Delta’s trans-Pacific joint venture with Korean Air, now entering its 4th year since launching in Summer 2018.
Prior to his current position, Matteo served as Managing Director – Asia Pacific Strategy and Market Development where he spent more than seven years leading Delta’s transformation in the APAC region, including a significant expansion of Delta’s trans-Pacific network and the successful execution of Delta’s strategic partnerships with China Eastern Airlines and Korean Air.
Matteo joined Delta as General Manager of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific Network Planning, leading Delta’s unparalleled expansion in Europe, Africa and the Middle East during 2006-2008. Then, he served as Director of Alliance Strategies where he held key responsibilities in the development of Delta’s Joint Venture with Air France-KLM, as well as the implementation of many strategic bilateral partnerships with other carriers.
Matteo began his career with KPMG Consulting in Rome, Italy, as a Business Strategy Consultant, where he led various business plans and restructuring projects in the transportation industry. Post KPMG Matteo moved to Alitalia S.p.A., where he held positions with increasing responsibilities in Network Planning, Revenue Management and Corporate Strategy.
Originally from Naples, Italy, Matteo has a B.A. in Economics from the Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.
Seoul Foreign School / Head of School
Colm Flanagan has worked in education for more than 30 years and has a wife and two sons. His teaching career has been primarily in state education in inner-city London working in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the English capital. From 2001-2009 he was the Headmaster of St. Wilfrid’s Catholic School in York. In 2009 St. Wilfrid’s was adjudged by the UK’s regulatory body, OFSTED to be an ‘Outstanding’ school.
Morgan Stanley / CEO Korea
He joined Morgan Stanley in 1989 and worked in Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong.
He was then relocated to Seoul to strengthen the Firm’s Institutional Business and became CEO of Morgan Stanley Korea in January 2016.
He is a member of the Firm’s Asia Executive Operating Committee.
And he is also the member of AMCHAM’s Board of Governors.
Hyatt / General Manager of Grand Hyatt Seoul
I am a seasoned luxury hotel executive with a passionate belief in the power of getting the details right. My initial education in economics and formative years in Sales and Marketing formed my marketing-minded, strategic approach to business and I naturally take ownership of usiness results, maximizing profitability according to annual targets while taking hotel reputation and long-term success as the overriding aim. I am believer that business out-performance, especially in the hotel business, relies on capturing a team’s enthusiasm, creativity and energy to consistently deliver on a clearly differentiated brand promise. I am a demanding yet fair and inclusive leader with a demonstrated history of building teams across cultures and working in partnership with asset owners to achieve common goals and satisfy all stakeholders. I have found being an active and engaged member of the business and social community is productive and I have used my involvement in business chambers, university alumni groups, tourism and hotel associations etc to benefit the hotels I have represented in the past. Being fit and active is important to me and I enjoy road cycling, sailing and a little golfing among other sports. I also find balance and meaning in my role as husband to my (Jeju born, Seoul raised) wife DukSoon and father to 15 year old daughter Isabella.
Oct 2018- Present
Park Hyatt Shenzhen
195 room luxury hotel with 4 Food and Beverage outlets
Nov 2011 – Sept 2018
W Hong Kong
395 room lifestyle hotel with 5 Food and Beverage outlets
Feb 2010 – Oct 2011
Westin Fuzhou, Fujian Province, PRC
305 room hotel with 4 Food and Beverage outlets
Mar 2006- Jul 2009
Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
631 room hotel with 5 Food and Beverage outlets
Mar 2003 – Feb 2006
Regional Director of Marketing – China and Taiwan
Hyatt International, Shanghai
Jan 2001 – Feb 2003
Director of Marketing
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
555 room hotel with 9 Food and Beverage outlets
Aug 1998 – Dec 2000
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Sheraton Towers Singapore
413 room hotel with 4 Food and Beverage outlets
Mar 1996 – Mar 1998
Director of Sales and Marketing
430 room hotel with 5 Food and Beverage outlets
Mar 1994 – Feb 1996
Director of Business Development
Hyatt Regency Perth, Australia
631 room hotel with 5 Food and Beverage outlets
Dec 1992 – Feb 1994
Corporate Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong
400 room hotel with 4 Food and Beverage outlets
Dec 1990 - Nov 1992
Marketing Development Manager
Oct 1989 – Nov 1990
Hyatt International (Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong)
Feb 1988 – Sep 1989
Front Office Operations
Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Queensland Australia
255 room hotel with 5 Food and Beverage outlets
Master of Business Administration (EMBA in Shanghai)
University of Queensland
Bachelor of Economics
The Walt Disney Company / President, APAC
Luke Kang is currently President of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific, with direct responsibility for media networks, direct-to-consumer offerings including Disney+, media distribution and motion picture businesses in Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
A veteran in the media & entertainment industry, Luke has held various senior roles at Viacom/MTV Networks Asia Pacific and digital media startups in Silicon Valley and Asia prior to joining Disney. Previous to this, he was with The Monitor Group as a management consultant as well as The Ministry of Finance & Economy of the Republic of Korea. Luke holds a M.S. in Management as a Sloan Fellow from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan.
Google Korea / Country Director
Harrison Kim is Country Director of Google Korea. Harrison is representing Google in Korea and Korea in the broader Google organization to realize Google’s mission in Korea: “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” As a leader of Google Ads business, Harrison helps various businesses grow their online presence and advance their digital business. Harrison also develops the digital ads ecosystem in Korea by collaborating with marketing agencies, ad tech partners, creators, multi-channel networks, and so on.
Harrison joined Google as the head of Google Customer Solutions in April 2015 and became the Country Director of Google Korea in February 2021. Before joining Google, Harrison worked as a leader at consulting firms such as Bain and Company, where he developed growth strategies and new product development strategies for multinational companies in various industries such as consumer goods, leisure & entertainment, financial services, trading, government, energy, automotive and construction. Harrison earned a B.S. in computer engineering from Seoul National University and an M.B.A. from Duke University.
In his free time, Harrison loves to spend time with his wife and his teenage son. Harrison enjoys reading, writing business articles, and mentoring.
McDonald's Korea / Managing Director
Kiwon Kim is Managing Director of McDonald’s Korea. Kiwon joined McDonald’s Korea in 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to McDonald’s Korea, Kiwon worked in Coca-Cola Korea for 6 years leading the growth of key brands including Coca-Cola and Sprite. She broadened her experience and network in the media industry by working for SBS Media Holdings in Brand Strategy Team. Starting her marketing career in P&G, she has honed expertise in various categories in Korea and in Singapore HQ for 10 years. She graduated from Georgetown University, majoring in Mathematics.
Weber Shandwick Korea / CEO, Asia Pacific
As CEO, Asia Pacific, Tyler Kim leads Weber Shandwick’s operations and growth across multiple markets in the region.
With over 25 years of experience in the business, Tyler has counselled senior executives and Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of strategic communication areas including market entry, corporate positioning and marketing communications. He has also advised corporations in navigating sensitive issues such as labour conflicts, plant closures, restructuring, proxy contests, shareholder activism and M&A.
Prior to stepping into his current role, Tyler was managing director of Weber Shandwick North Asia overseeing Japan and Korea. Tyler established the Weber Shandwick brand in Korea in 2009, driving the agency’s exponential growth in the market within just a few years. He also led Weber Shandwick’s acquisition of one of Korea’s leading digital agencies.
In 2012, Weber Shandwick Korea was named Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report (now known as PRovoke).
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Tyler was managing director of Edelman Korea. Under his leadership, the office became the most profitable in Asia Pacific and was named Agency of the Year in 2008 by the Korea Public Relations Association. Prior to that, Tyler co-founded a Seoul-based communications agency, leading it for 10 years.
GE Korea / President & CEO
Youngje Kim was appointed as President and CEO of GE Korea in July 2021. In this role, Youngje is responsible for formulating and executing GE wide country strategy and leading 1,300+ employees in GE Korea’s Aviation, Gas Power, Healthcare and Renewables businesses.
Youngje Kim also leads GE’s military engine business in the Indo Pacific region as Vice President of GE Aviation Military Systems. In this dual role, he leads the Indo Pacific team in penetrating and growing GE’s install base in the region.
Prior to his Indo Pacific leadership role, Youngje was Regional Vice President for the North Asia region for Aviation’s military engine business, covering Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam. From 2016 to 2018, he has taken key leadership roles in GE Aviation’s headquarter, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Commercial NPI Leader, Youngje has created new services products and as Restructuring leader, he has led complex commercial engine and services contract renegotiations with GE’s key customers.
Youngje joined GE in 2007 as Sales Manager for Korean military engine programs. Since then, his role has expanded to lead the international engine programs where he has won multiple campaigns valued more than 3B+ USD.
Youngje graduated from Syracuse University as University Scholar with B.S. in business, economy, and information science. He also received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University. Prior to joining GE, he served in the Republic of Korea Air Force as maintenance engineering operations and interpretation officer.
Youngje is an active member of AMCHAM Korea, leading the Aerospace and Defense committee as a Co-chair. Youngje also holds several key positions in various Korean aerospace, propulsion and academic associations.
ACE American Fire and Marine Insurance Company / Country President
Edward Kopp is the Country President of ACE American Fire and Marine Company Korea, Chubb’s general insurance operation in Korea, effective July 2021.
Mr. Kopp has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in Deloitte & Touche in the US where he originates. During the course of his career, he has worked for some leading institutions in banking and insurance in increasingly more responsible roles – as Chief Operating Officer in Korea, Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong and Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer for a joint-venture at a well-known financial group in Korea.
Mr. Kopp joined Chubb in Korea in 2012 as Deputy Country President & Chief Operating Officer and in the following year, was appointed as Country President; a post he held for more than four years. In 2018, he was appointed as the Country President of Chubb in Thailand and in 2019, was promoted to the position of Regional Head for Accident & Health based in Chubb’s regional office in Singapore, where he was responsible for the management and development of the accident, health and travel insurance business in the region.
Mr. Kopp holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the LaSalle University, Philadelphia, USA.
Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. - Korea / Vice President, Korea, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Robert Laing is Vice-President in the Republic of Korea for Lockheed Martin Global Business Development.
Procter & Gamble Korea / Senior Vice President
Cheeyoung Lee is newly appointed as the General Manager of P&G Korea as of June 2022. Lee joined P&G Korea in 2000 as brand manager of Marketing Department. She has led the growth of P&G brands, with vast experience in brand strategy and marketing of various P&G brands in key markets of Asia Pacific region such as Korea, Japan, Singapore and China. Particularly, as an APAC Fabric Homecare business leader, she successfully executed the plan to launch Downy fabric enhancer in the Korean market and contributed to the growth of Downy and Febreze, brands that have continued to position as #1 in the categories. She has been leading the marketing organization at P&G Korea since 2021.
Lee has a passion for ‘Sustainable Innovation’ and ‘GloCal (Localization of global products)’, as well as for ‘Global Talent Cultivation’. She will lead P&G Korea by providing various innovative products of global P&G to fit the needs of fast-changing consumers, channels and market, while focusing on discovering, cultivating Korea’s outstanding talents and helping them to become global talents. In addition, under her leadership, P&G Korea plans to continue its role as a corporate citizen, including equality and inclusion, environmental sustainability, and support for disaster relief and socially marginalized communities.
Year Position Held
2022 P&G, Korea l General Manager of P&G Korea
2021 P&G, Korea l Vice President, Head of Marketing
2019 P&G, Singapore l Vice President, APAC Enterprise Market Laundry Business & Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam Marketing
2018 P&G, China l Vice President, China Fabric Care
2015 P&G, Singapore l Vice President, Global & Asia Aircare Marketing
2011 P&G, Singapore l Marketing Director, Homecare Brand Franchise
2010 P&G, Singapore l Marketing Director, Asia Aircare
2008 P&G, Singapore l Marketing Director, Asia Regional Homecare
2006 P&G, Korea l Brand Director, Korea Homecare & Snack
2004 P&G, Japan l Brand Director, North East Asia Pantene
2000 P&G, Korea l Brand Manager, Marketing
"Hankuk University of Foreign Studies,
French Language (2000) "
Date Joined P&G
Apple Korea / President
Mark Lee is the newly appointed Apple Korea President. In his role, Mark is responsible for driving the expansion of sales and market share growth in the Korea region.
Prior to Apple, Mark was the Country President and General Manager of Applied Materials Korea. At Applied, he has held various executive positions from Head of Global Business Management, Head of Global Product Marketing, Account General Manager, Global Business Development head, and most recently, Country President and General Manager for Korea. As one of the key executives in the global semiconductor industry, he has been driving the strategy for the global semiconductor equipment growth and expansion over the past 20 years.
Mark started his career as a United States Naval Officer after graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Upon fulfilling his 5-year military commitment as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer, his passion for engineering led him into the field of semiconductor technology. He held various leadership roles at Novellus systems (now Lam Research) in technology and product management in the US, Asia and Europe.
Pfizer Korea / Country Manager
*Chair, Korean Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association
**Chair, Korean CEO’s Association of Multinational Corporations
***Board of Governor, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea
Johnson & Johnson Medical Korea Ltd. / Area Managing Director, North Asia
Johnson & Johnson announce the appointment of Jinyong Oh to the role of Managing Director, Medical Devices, North Asia, as of January 1st, 2022.
He will be responsible for leading our Medical Devices businesses in Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Managing Director Oh brings with him a deep understanding of Asia Pacific and joined Johnson & Johnson in 2014, in a dual role as CFO for Medical Devices North Asia and Senior Finance Director, Ethicon APAC.
In his most recent role as Global End-to-End Supply Chain Finance Leader for Ethicon and CSS, Oh led a team to deliver major global Supply Chain transformation projects. This included managing our external partnerships with Jabil and Grifols, Supply Chain digitalization and the implementation of the China localization strategy. Prior to joining the Supply Chain team, Jinyong was Head of Finance, Global Pharm R&D Operations where he was responsible for overall financial leadership of the R&D functions, as well as R&D financial planning and analysis, overseeing 500+ R&D projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University, a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jinyong spent 10 years working for Proctor & Gamble in finance roles across a broad portfolio of products, leading teams in Singapore, Japan and Korea
Philip Morris Korea Inc. / Managing Director
2000 McKinsey & Company Korea, Senior Associate
2003 CJ Group Holding Company, Senior Strategist
2009 Booz & Co. Korea, Principal
2011 Blizzard Entertainment Korea, Country Managing Director
2015 Google, Global Director
2020 Philip Morris Korea Inc., Managing Director
1992 Seoul National University, B.A. in Cultural Anthropology
1999 Yale University, Ph.D. & M.Phil. in Cultural Anthropology
2008 University of Southern California, Master of Real Estate Development
GM Korea / President and CEO
Roberto Rempel was appointed as president and CEO, GM Korea, effective June 1, 2022.
Roberto has been working in Korea since 2015 as Executive Chief Engineer, Small SUV/CUV and Compact/Mid/Mini and legacy Program and served as president of GMTCK since January 2019.
In his role as President at GMTCK, Roberto has successfully led the technical center including product engineering team, design studio, and manufacturing engineering team.
He has also successfully led the development of various global vehicle programs such as the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Buick Encore GX and next-generation global crossovers (CUV), which are all key products for the turnaround of GM in Korea.
Roberto began his career at GM Brazil in 1982, and he has held many management roles in Product Execution and Vehicle Engineering in numerous GM operations worldwide. Roberto majored Mechanical Engineering and has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wales.
Dow Korea / Country Manager & General Counsel
Andrew Ryu joined the Dow Asia Pacific Legal Team in 2013 and currently serves as the Country Manager for Dow Chemical Korea Ltd. as well as the Country General Counsel.
Prior to joining Dow Korea, Andrew worked at Oracle Korea, Ltd. where he was the Senior Director of Contracts & Business Practices Section. And, prior to Oracle Korea, Andrew was in private practice from 1999 to 2010 with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and with Lee International IP & Law Group and Woo, Yun, Kang, Jeong & Han in Seoul. He also worked in-house from 1991 to 1999 as Legal Officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva and as Legal Counsel & Executive Vice President of Red Line Products, Inc. in New Jersey.
Andrew earned his B.S. from New York University Stern School of Business where he majored in Economics and International Business, his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law.
He is a member of the New York, New Jersey and D.C. Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of International Trade.
MetLife Insurance Company of Korea, Ltd. / CEO
Young Rok Song is the Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Korea, and he is also the Chairman of MetLife Korea Board of Directors and MetLife Korea Foundation. He has held these positions since 2018.
Young Rok graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Mathematics. He is a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Korea and semi-Member of the Korea Actuary Association.
Visa International (Asia-Pacific) Korea / Country Manager, Korea and Mongolia
Current Position and Responsibilities
Patrick Storey is Country Manager for Korea and Mongolia based in Seoul, Korea. He is responsible for business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in both Korea and Mongolia.
Previously, Patrick was Vice President, Visa Consulting and Analytics for Visa in Asia Pacific and before that he led Business Planning and Operations for Visa in Asia Pacific. Patrick was also responsible for Visa’s regional relationship and business with one of Visa’s key global clients.
Patrick joined Visa in 1996 and has served in a number of capacities in Visa’s global and regional risk, operations and sales organisations.
Patrick has more than 20 years of management experience in consumer banking, payments and information services. Prior to joining Visa, Patrick worked for Wells Fargo on their Retail Sales Team and for Franklin Templeton in various risk and marketing roles.
Patrick is a native of Virginia who calls both Singapore and San Francisco, California home. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Economics and an MA in Financial Economics.
AIG Korea Inc. / President & CEO
Ramzi Toubassy is President & CEO of AIG Korea. He has more than 24 years’ industry experience and has worked in various geographies across the United States, Middle East and Asia.
Ramzi began his career with AIG in 1996 as a Management Associate in New York, and over the next 14 years held senior leadership roles in agency distribution while based in Lebanon, Hong Kong and Malaysia. In 2009 he moved to AIA Korea as the Deputy General Manager & Director of Distribution. Following this Ramzi worked with AIA Vietnam and MetLife in Dubai and in 2014 became the CEO of AmMetLife Insurance Berhad, Malaysia. He rejoined AIG in April 2021.
Ramzi holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cytiva / Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific
IBM Korea, Inc. / General Manager & Technology Leader
Sung Shik Won is a technology and business innovation leader who has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the IT industry. He most recently led Technology Sales Group and drove hybrid cloud and AI platform business, which is IBM's global business focus, creating remarkable growth in Korea. Previously, he served as vice president of Enterprise and Commercial Business and director of IBM Systems in Korea for about five years, laying the groundwork for IBM Korea to leap forward through long-term contracts with major enterprise customers for large-scale systems businesses.
Before joining IBM Korea, Sung Shik Won was the head of the enterprise solutions business of SK Telecom, the largest mobile carrier in the nation, contributed to developing new businesses and driving growth. While working for SK Telecom for 4 years, he established a business strategy by analyzing the potential growth areas of the ICT market, built new business capabilities and organizations by securing talents, and laid the foundation for business through product development and partner ecosystem reorganization. He also implemented the business strategies, doubling sales in three years. The strategy became a key part of SK Telecom's growth.
Prior to joining SK Telecom, he began his career as a systems engineer and industrial solutions specialist at IBM Korea. He also served as a leader in technology sales, marketing and strategy, digital, financial, and IT service business, building various IT industry expertise for business and technology. In particular, he played a pivotal role in introducing and deploying large-scale parallel supercomputer technology in the field of science and technology computing in Korea. He also led many next-generation system projects for major banks and credit card companies and developed an IT managed service model for local mid-sized business customers. Based on his rich experience in the IT industry, Sung Shik Won is currently supporting digital transformation projects for major domestic companies.
Sung Shik Won is actively participating in various industrial community activities. In the past, he was a member of the Korea Association of Cloud Industry, the Korea Telecommunications Settlement Industry Association, and the Korea Smart Grid Association, and has recently participated as a member of the Federation of Korea Information Industries and the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
Sung Shik Won received bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering at Yonsei University. After joining IBM Korea, he completed a management leadership training course at IBM headquarters, Armonk in New York.
Citibank Korea Inc. / CEO
Myung-Soon (MS) Yoo is Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Korea Inc. and Citi Country Officer for Korea since October 2020.
MS has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in working with institutional clients, including public sector clients. Prior to her current role, she was Head of Corporate Banking responsible for driving Institutional Client Group strategy by providing full spectrum of banking services leveraging Citi’s strong global platform and network.
MS started her career with Citi in Risk Management Group in 1987. She led the Multi National Company Subsidiary Group in 2002 and became Head of Global Transaction Services in 2009 at Citi Korea. She also worked at JP Morgan Chase Bank Seoul Branch as Branch Manager from 2014 till returning to Citi in 2015.
She holds MBA from Sogang University and a BA in English Education from Ewha Women’s University. She is married and has 2 daughters.
Hawaiian Airlines Inc. / Country Director
Soojin Yu is Country director - South Korea since January 2016. In this role, she oversees general management of Hawaiian’s commercial activities in South Korea.
Soojin has more than 30 years of experience in aviation, aeronautics, automobile and broadcast. Prior to joining Hawaiian airlines, she served as China business manager - Asia Pacific region for Renault Samsung Motors in South Korea, where she led new vehicle development projects and new business platform initiatives.
Previously, Soojin worked as the marketing and communications manager for Air France KLM, and also served as an interpreter for pilots and mechanics for Samsung Aerospace and Eurocopteur. She began her career working in foreign exchange at the Banque Indosuez in Seoul.
Born and raised in Busan, Soojin holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Yonsei University in Seoul.
U.S. Embassy / Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
Prior to Seoul, Greg spent three years in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel as the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy, now in Jerusalem. He focused his team on IT, smart cities, aerospace, life sciences and Israel’s innovation ecosystem. Additionally, Mr. Briscoe oversaw U.S. Government commercial engagement in the West Bank and Gaza via his team at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.
Before Tel Aviv, Mr. Briscoe spent six years in Tokyo, Japan where he led Embassy efforts in investment promotion and commercial advocacy and promotion initiatives in energy, environmental services, aerospace, defense, and transportation. Mr. Briscoe also focused on promoting greater access to Japan's large basic industry markets, working directly with Japanese Government officials to ensure a fair playing field for U.S. companies.
Prior to Tokyo, Mr. Briscoe spent two years in Memphis, Tennessee working directly with FedEx Corporation to assist U.S. small- and medium-sized exporters, serving as the Commercial Service’s primary contact on events and communications under the FedEx corporate partnership program. Mr. Briscoe’s efforts saw increasing numbers of FedEx clients taking advantage of Commercial Service expertise and assistance and, as result, expanding their export profiles.
Mr. Briscoe has also served in Paris, France and a previous tour in Tokyo.
U.S. Embassy / Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs
Andrew recently arrived in Seoul following two years in Washington as the Deputy Director for the Office of Southern African Affairs. Prior to that, from 2016-2019, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi.
After serving his first tour in an economic/consular rotation at U.S. Embassy Bangkok from 2001-2003, he served as the economic/commercial officer at U.S. Embassy Kampala from 2003-2005. He served as the Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) officer in Hanoi from 2007-2010. Returning to Washington, he was the Indonesia Unit Chief from 2010-2012 before working until 2013 as a special assistant for Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. From 2013-2016, Andrew managed the economic section as counselor at U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
Andrew joined the Foreign Service in 2000 after practicing environmental law at a Washington D.C. law firm for nine years. He received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.