U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Chairman & CEO
Kim & Chang
Partners for the Future Foundation
Northrop Grumman Korea YCH
Chief Executive & President
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
SVP and President, Qualcomm APAC
McKinsey & Company
Chairman Emeritus North Asia
Stellantis Korea Ltd.
Amway Korea Limited
Korea President, Representative Director
LINA Life Insurance
Chubb Group Sr. Country Officer for Korea
Country Managing Director
Seoul Foreign School
Head of School
General Manager of Grand Hyatt Seoul
The Walt Disney Company
Weber Shandwick Korea
CEO, Asia Pacific
President & CEO
Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. - Korea
Vice President, Korea, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Procter & Gamble Korea
Senior Vice President
BMS Pharmaceutical Korea
Warner Bros. Discovery
Country Governance Leader & Managing Director
Delta Air Lines
Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Johnson & Johnson
Area Managing Director, North Asia
Chief Business Officer – Asia
MetLife Insurance Company of Korea, Ltd.
Visa International (Asia-Pacific) Korea
Country Manager, Korea and Mongolia
The Estée Lauder Companies, Korea (ELCA Korea)
Representative Director & General Manager
AIG Korea Inc.
President & CEO
President & CEO
Citibank Korea Inc.
Hawaiian Airlines Inc.
Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs
Minister Counselor for Commercial 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 and CEO 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 is a seasoned board member and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Mirae Asset Global Investments and is Independent Director of publicly listed Hyundai Mobis. 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
Henry An is a Senior Partner at Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is the Korean member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He serves as Inbound Leader with firm-wide oversight responsibility for the firm’s foreign-invested client base. He also serves as Tax Clients & Markets Leader and Inclusion & Diversity Champion.
Henry has accumulated over 25 years of experience providing various types of consulting services in the U.S. (Washington National Tax, Chicago, New York Metro) and Korea. He specializes in providing advice on complex business and tax issues.
He has been recognized in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers and Transfer Pricing Advisers every year since 2004. He has also been recognized in Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best as one of the top transfer pricing advisers worldwide since 2011 and in International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders every year since 2013.
Henry has served as an external adviser to Korea’s National Tax Service, Korea Customs Service, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Office of the Prime Minister and the President’s Transition Committee.
Henry serves as the Chairman of Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and is a Co-Chair of the CFO Committee.
Henry received a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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.
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 Technologies Inc. / SVP and President, Qualcomm APAC
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 APAC.
In 2007, Kwon joined Qualcomm HQ in San Diego 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 for more than 15 years. Kwon joined Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (Korea) YH in 2012 and served as Senior Director of Mobile and IoT Sales (2012 ~ 2017), and Vice President of Sales (2017 ~ 2019). He then was appointed as President of Qualcomm Korea in 2019.
Prior to Qualcomm, Kwon amassed great expertise as an international business expert, holding leadership positions as Overseas Sales Manager for LG Electronics for the U.S. and Japan (1995 ~ 2000), Vice President and General Manager for the U.S. and Latin America at Yiso/Growell (2000 ~ 2005), and Handset Vendor Manager for Samsung, Sanyo/Kyocera, and Motorola at Sprint (2005 ~ 2007).
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.
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.
LINA Life Insurance / Chubb Group Sr. Country Officer for Korea
Geannie has been appointed as Chubb Group Senior Country Officer for Korea in 2023 after becoming CEO of LINA Life Insurance in 2020. She is responsible for the overall management, growth and profitability of Chubb business in Korea. In her previous role as COO and Chief of Staff of LINA, she was responsible for all sales channels including its retail telemarketing and B2B general agency and bancassurance, affinity and brand marketing, operations, legal and compliance and human resources. She joined the company in 2011 as head of strategic planning, leading key projects such as setting up the general agency channel now accounting for almost half of the company’s new business sales and purchase of LINA Tower, the first real estate purchase outside US to support the company’s growing business needs. Geannie was also head of new initiatives for the company, including its first healthcare business and membership platform. Prior to joining Cigna, she was responsible for setting up greenfield operation for SunLife Financial in Korea and held various positions in MetLife Korea and its regional HK office.
Geannie is currently a member of the Insurance Committee in American Chamber of Commerce in Korea. She holds Masters in Business Administration from Fuqua School, Duke University, Master of Arts in Simultaneous Interpretations from Hankuk University in Korea and Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Seoul National University in Korea.
UL Solutions / Country Managing Director
Yun Chung is Country Managing Director for UL Solutions Korea. Mr. Chung’s leadership provides key strategic support for our growing customer base in the region. He joined UL Solutions in 2021.
Mr. Chung brings more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, leading business strategy and government affairs across various industries including aerospace and defense, healthcare, software and transportation. He most recently served as Country Director for Public Sector at Dassault Systemès and Korea Country Executive for Government Affairs and Policy at GE's Global Growth Organization (GGO).
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Chung was Chief of Staff for Policy for a ranking member of the Republic of Korea National Assembly. He stewarded key legislation initiatives for the office and audits of government policies and budget programs.
He received his university education in the United States, first receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science from Westminster College at Fulton, Mo., followed by a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
About UL Solutions
UL Solutions helps create a better world by applying science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. We empower trust by enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL Solutions shares a passion to make the world a safer place. All of our work, from independent research and standards development, to testing and certification, to providing analytical and digital solutions, helps improve global well-being. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions. To learn more about our business solutions, visit UL.com.
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 business 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.
Aug 2022 - Present
Grand Hyatt Seoul
615 room destination hotel with 11 Food & Beverage outlets and highly functional event spaces
Oct 2018 - Jul 2022
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.
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
BMS Pharmaceutical Korea / General Manager
Hye Young Lee joined BMS Korea as General Manager since August 2022.
Before joining BMS, she worked at Viatris Korea as Country Manager since November 2020 and she served at Pfizer for 20 years with various roles, including Upjohn Korea General Manager, Singapore Country Manager, Asia Pacific Regional Cardiovascular Lead, as well as experience in Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Development & Clinical Research. Prior to Pfizer, she worked at Roche & Choongwae in R&D functions.
During her 25 years of industry experience, she has driven growth in business with passion on transforming patients lives through science and innovation. She worked in multiple countries with people of various cultural background.
She is now serving as BOD of KRPIA (Korea Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association) and previously as BOD of SAPI (Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industry).
She holds a bachelor’s degree of science with major in Pharmacy from the Seoul National University and a Master of Business Administration from the Korea University.
Warner Bros. Discovery / General Manager
- General Manager of APAC& Korea, Warner Bros. Discovery in Seoul (2022.06~Present)
- General Manager of APAC& Japan& Korea, Discovery Korea Networks in Seoul(2021.08~2022.05)
- APAC Contents sales, New Regency Singapore (2019.10 ~ 2021.08)
- Head of contents distribution Japan&Korea, Fox Networks group Singapore (2017.04 ~ 2019.09)
- Head of Asia sales, Endemol Shine Singapore (2012.07 ~ 2017.03)
- Head of Asia contents distribution, Viacom international Singapore (2011.04 ~ 2012.06)
- Lead of broadcast programing and global business, CJ ENM Korea (1998 ~ 2011.03)
Korea University, MBA (2006~2008)
Ewha women's University, Bachelor in Sociology (1992~1996)
3M Korea / Country Governance Leader & Managing Director
|Jul 2023||Country Governance Leader & Managing Director, 3M Korea|
|Jun 2023||Director/ADL, Asia Abrasive Systems Division (based in Seoul) and|
|Nov 2022||Director/RBGL, Korea, 3M Safety & Industrial Business Group (based in Seoul)|
|2020 - 2022||Director/RBGL, SEA Region, 3M Safety & Industrial Business Group (based in Bangkok)|
|2017 - 2019||Business Director, Asia Pacific, 3M Healthcare Business Group (based in Shanghai)|
|2013 - 2016||Managing Director, 3M Australia & New Zealand Region (based in Sydney)|
|2009 - 2012||General Manager/CBL, 3M Korea, Safety & Graphics Business Group (based in Seoul)|
|2007 - 2008||Business Development Manager, 3M APAC, OH&ESD (based in Seoul)|
|2006 - 2007||Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 3M US SS&PSB (based in St. Paul)|
|2000 - 2005||Division Manager, 3M Korea, OH&ESD (based in Seoul)|
|- 1999||Multiple positions in Marketing, Sales, and HR within 3M Korea|
|Dec 1991||Join 3M Korea|
University of Konkuk – BA in English & Literature, 1991
University of Sogang – MBA, 1998
Affiliations: Business, Professional and Civic Organizations
Board of Directors, 3M Korea Ltd.
Board of Directors, Sun Abrasives Ltd.
Delta Air Lines / Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Jeff Moomaw is Delta’s Managing Director, APAC where he leads matrix teams spanning the business and has a heavy focus on improving customer experience as well as further developing the joint venture with Korean Air.
He most recently held the role of Managing Director – International Customer Experience and Partner Consulting based in Atlanta. He also previously served as Managing Director, UK JV Integration in London where he implemented the joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. During his career at Delta, he has led many of the airline’s Sales Development groups.
Jeff joined Delta in 2005. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Michigan State University, where he later returned to complete his MBA. He lives in Seoul with his wife Tania and daughter Andrea.
ExxonMobil Korea / President
Kenan was appointed as the President of ExxonMobil Korea Inc. on September 1, 2022, and assumed the role of ExxonMobil’s Lead Country Manager in S. Korea.
Kenan graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA in 1995 with a degree in International Economics. Kenan later received International Management degree from Harvard University in Boston, MA, USA in 1998 and Masters of Business Administration degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA in 2001.
Kenan began his ExxonMobil career at ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company in Houston, USA in 2001 in New Business Development. After a series of business development and gas marketing assignments in Houston, Moscow and London, in 2010 Kenan became the New Business Development Manager for Europe, Turkey and Caspian, based in London, UK.
In 2012-2016, Kenan worked at ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures in London in a role of Commercial Manager responsible for identification, appraisal, and pursuit of new upstream opportunities in Europe, Russia, Caspian, Middle East, and Africa.
In summer 2016, Kenan relocated to Moscow, Russia to assume the role of Vice President - Commercial for ExxonMobil affiliates in Russia. For the following six years Kenan was responsible for the development of Exxon Neftegas Limited operated Sakhalin-1 Project, including implementation of RFE LNG Project, and for commercial oversight of other ExxonMobil activities in Russia.
During the summer of 2022, Kenan has completed the assignment in Russia and relocated to S. Korea to assume his current role. Kenan now resides in Seoul with his wife and three kids.
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 / Area Managing Director, North Asia
He joined J&J in 2014 as CFO of J&J Medical Devices North Asia and Ethicon Asia-Pacific. Then, he moved to the United States Global HQ in 2016 and took senior leadership positions in Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D and MedTech Supply Chain before returning back to the Asia-Pacific region in 2022 to assume his current role. During his time in the US, he led strategic initiatives that drove R&D portfolio pipeline value, accelerated data sciences and major transformation projects to reshape global footprint of end-to-end supply chain.
He is passionate about driving innovation in health care industry to elevate standard of care and developing global minded leaders from Asia-Pacific region to the global stage. He also actively contributes to the innovation ecosystem in Boston, NYC and Seoul through angel investing and mentorship to the start-up companies.
Prior to J&J, he worked for P&G in the Asia-Pacific region with increasing responsibilities leading teams in Japan, Korea and Singapore.
Jinyong is a true global citizen having lived in 5 countries (Korea, US, Italy, Japan, Singapore) around the world. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University, a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with focus on Innovation & Entrepreneurship and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
LPGA / Chief Business Officer – Asia
As the Chief Business Officer – Asia and a member of LPGA’s Executive Leadership Team, Sean Pyun leads all business affairs for the LPGA in the Asia region.
Since joining the LPGA as the Manager of International Development and Member Services in 2008, Sean has served in various positions within the organization including Director of Tournament Business Affairs, Managing Director of International Business Affairs before establishing the Association’s first ever regional branch in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2014.
He has successfully led many key projects at the LPGA, including the launch of LPGA Golf Wear, first-ever private label apparel licensing deal, LOTTE Championship, Taiwan Championship, BMW Ladies Championship, Maybank Championship and Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown among others.
Sean has received his bachelor’s degree in Economics with Financial Applications at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and master’s degree in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco.
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.
The Estée Lauder Companies, Korea (ELCA Korea) / Representative Director & General Manager
Catherine Teng is a General Manager of the Korea Affiliate, The Estée Lauder companies (ELCA Korea), since September 1, 2021. Catherine is an experience consumer industry expert with around 30 years of experience across various sectors including cosmetic/beauty, food, sports brand and electronics. She has demonstrated successful leadership roles in the APAC markets and in-depth culture and market penetration from the working experience in Japan and China. As the General Manager of the Korea affiliate, she oversees the affiliate strategy and brands, manages corporate functions, channels and people management in the market.
Catherine joined ELC in late 2019 as General Manager of Taiwan Affiliate of ELC and has leveraged her marketing and brand building experience to accelerate strategic transformation, developing channels, categories, functions and people, achieving strong results, and building a strong team culture.
Before joining ELC, Catherine was Chief Marketing Officer/Vice President at Samsung Consumer Electronics, Greater China. Early in her career, Catherine joined Procter & Gamble, where she spent almost nine years working with brands such as Max Factor, SK-II, and Olay. Subsequently, she moved to Johnson & Johnson as Regional Director, APAC Beauty Franchise, and in 2009, she was named Managing Director of General Mills Taiwan. In 2012, Catherine moved to Beijing to take on the position of Chief Marketing Officer/Group Vice President at sports brand Li-Ning.
She studied Foreign Languages and Literature at The National Taiwan University and obtained her MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, the US. She also completed her MA in International Business Management, EMBA, at the National Taiwan University.
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.
GM Korea / President & CEO
Prior to his arrival in Korea in August 2023, Hector was based in Mexico where he served as the Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In his capacity, he successfully grew the commercial operations of GM Mexico across 4 brands including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac.
Hector joined GM back in 1990 and throughout his 33 years of experience in the automotive industry, he has worked all around the world including Korea, Southeast Asia, Russia, Uzbekistan, other neighboring CIS countries, and Mexico where he held various leadership positions across manufacturing engineering, product planning, program management, sales, and general management.
Hector has previously served on the Board of Directors for AMCHAM Thailand and Russia.
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 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.
U.S. Embassy / Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
Andrew Gately is Senior Commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He previously served as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan. During his tenure in Taiwan, Andrew and his team were awarded the Department of Commerce’s top honor, the Gold Medal, for successfully attracting a $40 billion semiconductor fab to the United States.
Andrew received his BA in anthropology from Wake Forest University and his MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is married and has two children.