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, 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 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.
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.
Dong Ha is Chief Executive & President, Northrop Grumman South Korea. In this role, he is the company’s top executive in country and leads current programs, develops new strategies for further growth and responsible for coordinating all aspects of Northrop Grumman’s relationship with South Korea.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Dong Ha concluded over 27-year career as a foreign area officer (FAO) specialized in Korea affairs with the U.S. Army retiring as a Colonel. In his most recent assignment, he served as the Chief, Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea from 2009-2014 overseeing military sales and defense security cooperation activities to the Republic of Korea. Dong Ha has extensive experience in Northeast Asia, having served for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, US-ROK Combined Forces Command, and the US Embassy, Seoul, Korea.
Dong Ha received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Technology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs – North East Asia from the Naval Postgraduate School. His military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Senior Overseas Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management Course. He was also the first Korean-American U.S. Military officer to be selected for a Senior Service College fellowship at the Korea National Defense University.
His numerous awards include the Order of National Security Merit (보국훈장) Samil from the President of the Republic of Korea for his lifetime service to Korea, Meritorious Service Medal from the Department of Defense, and the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. State Department.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.
Group Leader of PERSOLKELLY Consulting, APAC
Managing Director of PERSOLKELLY Korea
After successfully launching Kelly Services Korea (Nasdaq listed Fortune 500 Company) in 2008, YouMe Jeon is currently in charge of PERSOLKELLY Korea (Joint Venture with PERSOL Group Japan (Tokyo Stock market listed)).
With more than 20 years of experience in HR service business in Asia, she has been involved in new market entry, recruitment, employee evaluation, provided strategies for various initiatives such as education and corporate restructuring related to human resources
In particular, the biggest reason clients in the Asian financial services industry seek YouMe to discuss advanced management and human resource issues and to recruit talent from management is to hire CEOs from each country who can take care of various cultures when operating a project. Because the board members, including the one, have made her strong career. (Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, USA, Korea, etc.)
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.
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.