Executive editor/Barron’s Asia
William Pesek is executive editor at Barron’s Asia, based in Tokyo, and writes columns on economics, politics, markets and social issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and author of the 2014 book "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades." Prior to that, he was Bloomberg View’s Asia columnist. His journalism awards include the 2010 Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for commentary. Pesek's columns have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Post, the Straits Times, the Japan Times and many other publications around the world. He began his journalism career writing for the American Banker and Bond Buyer newspapers. He also worked for Dow Jones Newswires in Washington and New York, where he wrote the daily credit markets column for the Wall Street Journal. Pesek earned a bachelor's degree in business journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College-City University of New York.
|Kim, Young Moo|
Executive vice president/KSA
1973Graduated from the Paichai High School, Seoul, Korea
1977Graduated from the College of Maritime Sciences,Korea Maritime Univ., Busan, Korea (Bachelor)
1991Graduated from the World Maritime University, Malmö,Sweden (Master), Thesis: “European Shipping Policy”
Present Executive vice president, KSA
Committee’s Member, Ocean Culture Foundation
Member, PyeongTaek Harbour Policy Council
Member of Advisory Committee, Korea Customer Service
Financial Director, Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research
Secretary General, Federation of Korea Maritime Industries
2008Secretary General, KSA
2003Managing Director, KSA
1983Joined the Korea Shipowners’ Association (KSA)
1979Joined Choyang Shipping Co., Ltd.
1977Served with ROK Navy
|Kwon, Woo Seog|
Director General/Overseas Economic Research InstituteThe Export-Import Bank of Korea
2001 MA in Economics, Vanderbilt University, USA
1987 BA in Economics, Seoul National University, Korea
2016- Director General, Overseas Economic Research Institute
2015~2016 Director General, HR Dept.
2014~2015 Director General, Planning Dept.
2014~2014 Director General, Natural Resources Finance Dept.
2012~2014 Director General, Future Industry Finance Dept.
2010~2012 Head of PR Office
1990 Join the Export-Import Bank of Korea
1987~1990 Sub-lieutenant, Navy of Korea
1986~1987 Staff, Samsung Life Insurance Co.
|Lee, Ki Hwan|
Professor/Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Dr. Ki Hwan Lee is currently a professor of corporate finance at Department of Shipping Management, Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan, Korea. He is also the director of Global Ship Finance Expert Training Program funded by Ministry of Ocean and Fishery Affairs and Korea Shipowners’ Association. He serves as an outside director of KT Submarine Co. and an outside auditor of APEC Climate Center. He served as the dean of academic affairs and the dean of College of International Studies at KMOU. Before joining KMOU in 1995, he also worked for Korea Development Institute form 1982 to 1994. He also served as a member of Management Evaluation Committee of public enterprises between 2003 and 2010. In addition, he has served as a member of several committees of Busan Metropolitan City Government since 1996. He was a president of Korea Association of Financial Engineering and has also served as a director or an editor of several finance related academic associations since 1996.
He received his Ph.D. from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in 1993. His recent research areas include ship finance, IPOs, venture capital and entrepreneurship. In particular, he published many papers on the performance of venture capital-backed IPOs in the journals such as the Korean Management Review, Korea Venture Management Review, Korean Journal of Financial Management. He is recently focusing on ship finance research.
|Kim, Chang Soo|
Professor/Pusan National University
Professor Kim received his PhD in economics from Rutgers University in the U.S. He has been a professor of international economics at Pusan National University since 1992. He served PNU as Dean of Graduate School of International Studies, Dean of Continuing Education, Dean of PNU International and at other capacities. He also served Korea Association of International Trade and Commerce as President for two years. He created and led PNU’s Busan Center for International Finance as Director from 2009 until recently.
Head/BNK Finance Research Institute, BNK Financial Group
2013 Ph.D. in Business Administration, Daegu Catholic University, Korea
1993 M.A. in Economic, Michigan State University, USA
1978 B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University, Korea
2013 Head of BNK Finance Research Institute
2009~2012 General Manager, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Branch, Bank of Korea
2002~2005 Deputy Director General, London Representative Office, Bank of Korea
|Lim, Jung Wook|
Managing Director/Startup Alliance Korea
Jungwook Lim is the managing director of Startup Alliance Korea, a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to foster Korean startup ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs, startups, tech companies, and the government. Jungwook spent time working in Silicon Valley and Boston where he was the head of global business for Daum and the CEO of Lycos.
After several years of experience in high tech entrepreneurial environment, he moved to Seoul and established the Startup Alliance to share his knowledge and experience to help local startups in global settings. Although his skillset is vast, his greatest expertise is in IT technology and business perspectives in Silicon Valley and Japan. He also has an extensive social capital in IT industry in Silicon Valley, Japan and Korea.
Before his career as internet executive, he was a newspaper journalist in Korea. We worked at Chosun Ilbo, Korea’s largest newspaper for almost 10 years. While there, he covered Korea’s IT industry as a business writer. He also worked as director of Chosun.com, an online newspaper arm of Chosun Ilbo, managed online newsroom. He also established and became the CEO of the Chosun Ilbo JNS which operated Japanese online edition of the newspaper.
He is also well known blogger and influential Twitterer in Korea who has over 11k Twitter followers. He co-authored the book, 'iPad revolution'(2010) and translated 'Inside Apple'(2012) into Korean version. His columns frequently appear in various newspapers and magazines in Korea.
Jungwook holds an MBA degree from the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
|Yoon, Wan Soo|
1982~1990University of Pusan
present CEO at Webcash Group
2001~2012 VP at Webcash
1999~2001 Member of Board of Directors at People & community, Inc.
1988~1998 DongNam, Housing&Commercial Bank
|Park, Jae Woong|
Co-Head/Financial Institutions Asia in ING Bank
Park Jae Woong (JW) is Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Institutions Asia in ING Bank N.V. JW is currently based in Hong Kong and responsible for global banking relationship with financial institution clients in North Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Mongolia and Taiwan.
JW joined ING Bank Korea as Head of Financial Institutions in January 2008 and was Head of Financial Institutions in Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Korea until 2007, which he joined as a corporate credit analyst in 1989. In 2005, SCB acquired Korea First Bank. During the integration, JW was appointed as the acting CEO in charge of the SCB Korea branch integration process till successful completion in November 2005. JW has also experiences of working in manufacturing companies during 1986 - 1989.
JW graduated from Kyung Hee University with history major. He later took MBA from Korea University. And he further studied at Henley Management College in UK. He is married with two sons and personal interests include mountain trekking, golf and badminton.
B.A. in Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
MBA, The George Washington University, U.S.A.
2012~present COO/President Comprehensive IT Consulting & Education 2e Consulting Co., Ltd.
2011 CEO/President Woongjin Capital Co., Ltd.
2009~2010 Deputy President,KB Financial Group Inc
1999~2009 Senior Executive Director, Kookmin Bank
2008~2009 Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Kookmin Bank
2006~2007 Executive Vice President, Kookmin Bank
1999~2005 General Manager, Kookmin Bank
1978~1999 Korea Long Term Credit Bank
|Whang, Sam Jin|
Head/Busan International Financial City Promotion Center
1981 BA, Economics, Yonsei University
2001 MS, Policy Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2001~2006 Team Director, The Bank of Korea
2006~2009 Deputy Director General, The Bank of Korea
2009~2010 Director General, The Bank of Korea
2010~2013 Permanent Auditor, Jeju Bank
2013〜present Busan Economic Promotion Agency
Head, Busan International Financial CityPromotion Center
CEO/CEO, Red Herring Inc
Angel investor, mentor and adviser to young entrepreneurs in early stage start-ups with extensive corporate professional experience in a broad range of industries (from high-technology, manufacturing, investment banking, strategy consulting to Internet) with varying operation size (from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar operation). High premium on international financial management and business development, particularly in Asia. Direct experience with M&As, capital markets (corporate finance), venture capital. Interested in mentoring and managing early-stage start-ups as well as companies on the fast track or high growth stage. An entrepreneur himself as he was one of the early management team at PandoraTV (CFO) where he helped formulate the strategy and raise close to $30 million of VC from Silicon Valley investors Extensively involved in the fintech sector where he has invested in a number of fintech companies, local and overseas, and is affiliated with local and international fintech incubation programs. Also taught competitive strategy at a business school in the US.
Over 20 years of corporate experience in senior management roles, ranging from a private equity firm (Thomas H. Lee Company), a Wall Street firm (JP Morgan), a strategy consulting (Boston Consulting Group) to a large multinational financial services (GE Capital) , a IT group (TriGem Computer Group) and a global manufacturing firm (Novelis).
Holds a BA from Harvard University and a MBA from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
|Kim, Yong Won|
Assistant professor/Dong-A University
Master of Engineering Graduate School of Information & Communications, Seogang University
Bachelor’s degree, Department of Applied Statistics, Dong-A University.
2015~present Assistant professor of Dong-A University, College of Administration Department of management Information System.
2010~2013Department head of Information Security, CIO and CISO, KB Kookmin Card.
2006~2010 Head of IT planning department,KBKookmin Card.