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 Independent Outside Director of Almonty Industries (TSX: ALMTF) as well as Advisor to ICONLOOP, a leading blockchain enterprise technology company based in South Korea. 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 an official “Wilson Brand Ambassador.” Mr. Kim lives in Seoul, Korea with his spouse and has two grown children.
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 service, and executes the overall strategies.
Chae has more than 25 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 Korea, initially serving as the company’s Customer Service Manager and 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. And 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 Women’s Leadership Committee Co-chair at American Chamber of Commerce 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 in Finland in 1999.
|2022 – Present||SPRING VENTURES||Seoul, Korea|
|2019 – 2021||HUB INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT||Seoul, Korea|
|2003 – 2019||NIKE, INC.|
|VP and GM, Nike Korea (July 2015 – Jan 2019)||Seoul, Korea|
|VP and GM, North Territory, Greater China HQ (Aug 2012 – July 2015)||Beijing, China|
|Strategic Planning Director, Greater China HQ (Aug 2011 – Aug 2012)||Shanghai, China|
|Brand Merchandising Director, Greater China HQ (Sept 2010 – Aug 2011)|
|Footwear Brand Merchandising Director, Emerging Markets HQ (Jun. 2009 – Sept 2010)||Portland, USA|
|Running Sales Director, Asia Pacific HQ (Dec. 2008 – June 2009)||Portland, USA|
|Footwear Sales Director, Asia Pacific HQ (Mar. 2008 – Dec 2008)|
|Country Sales Director, Nike Sports Korea (Mar. 2005 – Mar. 2008)||Seoul, Korea|
|Footwear Business Director, Nike Sports Korea (Oct. 2003 – Mar. 2005)|
|Footwear Initiative Director, Asia Pacific HQ (Apr. 2003 – Oct. 2003)||Portland, USA|
|2001 – 2003||McKINSEY & COMPANY||Seoul, Korea|
|Associate (Jul. 2001 – Apr. 2003)|
|Summer 2000||MICROSOFT CORP.||Redmond, USA|
|Summer MBA Intern (Jun. 2000 – Aug. 2000)|
|1994 – 1999||NIKE KOREA.||Seoul, Korea|
|Footwear Marketing Manager|
|Soccer Category Marketing Manager|
|Footwear Product Manager|
|Order Management System (OMS) Project Manager|
|Vision 2000 (Logistics/Distribution Center) Project Manager|
|EKIN (Technical Rep.)|
|2021 – Present||Handong Global University||Pohang, Korea|
|2020 – Present||Ronald McDonald House Charties Korea||Seoul, Korea|
|2021 – Present||Bespin Global||Seoul, Korea|
|2020 – Present||WAGTI (Goalstudio)||Seoul, Korea|
|2019 – 2021||SparkLabs Global Ventures||Seoul, Korea|
|Executive in Resident|
|1999 – 2001||Harvard Business School,
|Graduated with Master of Business Administration (MBA), June 2001|
|1999 – 2001||The Richard Ivey School of Business,
The University of Western Ontario
|Graduated with Bachelor of Art with Honors in Business Administration (HBA), June 1994|
|1994||ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey)||Cuernavaca, Mexico|
|Completed a semester as an exchange student from UWO|
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.
Henry An is a Senior Partner at Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers (“Samil PwC”), the Korean member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and currently serves as Inbound Leader, Strategy Leader and Tax Markets Leader. As Inbound Leader, he has firm-wide oversight responsibility for Samil PwC’s foreign-invested client base.
Henry has accumulated over 25 years of experience providing various types of consulting services in the U.S. (Washington D.C. National Tax, Chicago, New York Metro) and Korea. He specializes in providing advice on complex business and tax issues.
As a transfer pricing specialist, Henry has prepared transfer pricing studies for the purposes of tax compliance, dispute resolution, tax planning and business restructuring. He has analyzed a full spectrum of transactions and advises multinational companies across a wide range of industries.
He has been selected for inclusion in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers and Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers every year since 2004. He has also been recognized in International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders every year since 2013. In 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020, he was selected for inclusion in the Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best in the area of transfer pricing.
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 President’s Transition Committee. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and co-chairs the Taxation Committee.
Henry received a Bachelor of economics degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.