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 is active in civic and charitable activities as well. He served five terms as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and three terms as President of the Seoul Club. Mr. Jones organized and presently serves as Chairman of a nonprofit foundation, Partners for the Future, providing scholarships, job training, aid and other assistance to the unemployed and their families in Korea. He concurrently serves as Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Korea.
Mr. Jones serves as advisor to several organizations and government agencies in Korea including the Seoul International Business Advisory Council and Foreign Investment Advisory Council of Seoul City. Mr. Jones provides advice and assistance to several NGOs and he is currently a board member of Korea Green Foundation, International Vaccine Institute and Fulbright Foundation. Mr. Jones was appointed by President Roh Moo Hyun to be a member of the Regulatory Reform Commission. For his service to the Korean economy, Mr. Jones was awarded the Bronze Tower of Industrial Merit by President Kim Dae Jung.
James Kim became Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea on July 1, 2017. 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 transitioned to GM Korea in June 2015 from Microsoft Korea, where he had served as Country Manager and CEO starting February 2009. 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 from 2001 to 2005. 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 serves as Independent Director of iClick Interactive (NASDAQ: ICLK) and is also active on organizations that promote the success of the Korean economy. Mr. Kim serves on the boards of the Korea-U.S. Economic Council (KUSEC) and the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone (BJFEZ). In 2017, Mr. Kim became Vice Chairman of the Korean-American Association (KAA). He also serves as a member of the Advisory Commission of the ROK-U.S. Alliance Foundation.
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, he enjoys competitive sports.
David Ruch is United’s senior company representative responsible for all aspects of the airline’s operation in Korea. He has over 38 years of international airline experience and has worked in Asia for 35 years. Mr. Ruch has held numerous leadership positions in Korea's business community over the past 25 years. He currently sits on the Board as a past Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, an organization representing over 1,000 US companies, after 2 terms as Chairman and a 3 year term as Vice Chairman. He has served as Co-Chair of the Travel & Transportation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce for more than 10 years, where he has been active in the Chamber’s Capitol Hill lobbying initiatives to secure Visa Waiver status for Korea and the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement legislation.
Aside from his AMCHAM roles, he serves as the Korea Chair for the US Travel Association and is Chairman of Korea’s Board of Airline Representatives. He is a recipient of the Ministerial Achievement Award from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and was an Asia/Pacific delegate to the White House Conference on Tourism. He is one of only three foreigners to have served on the Korean Government’s Presidential Council for National Competitiveness, chaired by the President of the Republic of Korea, representing US Business interests to Korean government policy makers. He is currently active in both U.S. and Korean industry affairs and policy.
Immediately prior to United, Mr. Ruch was President of The Lacek Group, a division of Ogilvy & Mather, specializing in travel industry consulting. Prior to Ogilvy, Mr. Ruch’s career in the airline industry included 20 years of senior level positions with Northwest Airlines, split between assignments in Japan and Korea.
Eun-Mi Chae is Managing Director of FedEx Korea. She oversees all of the company’s operations in Korea, a fast-growing market for express shipping and logistics services.
Chae has more than 30 years of experience in working in express shipping and airlines. Prior to joining FedEx, she worked for Korean Air and Flying Tigers, where at the age of 28 she became the youngest division manager in Korea’s airline industry.
In 1991, Chae joined FedEx Express Korea, initially serving as the company’s Customer Service Representative. In 2000, she was promoted to her first senior management role overseeing the company’s ground operations.
Her career took another leap in 2004 when she was appointed Managing Director of Human Resources for FedEx North Asia Pacific. In 2006, Chae became the first Korean female to hold a Country Managing Director position among all multinational express companies in Korea.
Chae also has extensive experience serving as Vice Chair and HR Committee Co-Chair at American Chamber in Korea, and as Logistic Committee Vice-chair at Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Chae graduated from Ewha Women’s University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French Education. She also received her MBA from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
David Song joined Nike Sports Korea in 1994 and has been driving Nike’s innovation for over 18 years in Korea, Asia Pacific HQ and Greater China HQ leading critical cross functional organizations in product, sales, strategic planning, and supply chain. After completing his MBA he joined McKinsey & Company as management consultant for several years before making a come-back to the Nike leadership in 2003.
Prior to becoming Vice President & General Manager of Nike Korea, David held the position of Vice President & General Manager of the North Territory of Greater China for three years where he left a legacy of taking the business to reach 1 billon USD in revenue.
Born in Seoul, David hold BA(Hons) from University of Western Ontario in Business Administration and MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Henry An is a Senior Partner at Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC Korea") and currently serves as Inbound Leader with firm-wide oversight responsibility for the firm’s foreign-invested client base. He also serves as Deputy Leader of the Tax Practice and Deputy Leader of Markets & Growth.
Henry has accumulated nearly 25 years of experience providing various types of consulting services in the U.S. (Washington D.C., Chicago, New York Metro) and Korea. He specializes in providing advice on complex business and tax issues. He has been recognized in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers and Transfer Pricing Advisers every year since 2004. He has also been recognized in Euromoney's Best of the Best as one of the top transfer pricing advisers worldwide in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 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. He is also Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Taxation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
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 where he received recognition as a Jane Robertson Scholar and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.