Founded in 2005 to increase national wealth and contribute to the growth of Korea’s finance industry
Heenam Choi has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) since March of 2018. He is also Chairman of the Board.
Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Choi served as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund from Republic of Korea representing 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director at the World Bank Group (WBG) of the Asian Pacific Constituency.
He has held various positions at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance including Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Director General of the International Finance, Director General of the International Financial Cooperation, Director of International Financial Policy Division, and Director of Foreign Exchange Market Division.
He also served as Director General of the Policy Strategy Bureau at the Presidential Committee of the G20 Summit, playing a crucial role in assisting the chairman group at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting and addressing global issues including IMF reforms.
Previously he was Assistant Secretary to the President for Finance and Economic Affairs at the President’s office, and worked at the IMF as Alternate Executive Director (2011) and at the World Bank as Advisor (1999-2003).
Mr. Choi earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with an MBA in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Hanyang University in Korea.
Jonghoon Yoon was appointed Statutory Auditor on June 18, 2018.
Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Yoon was the Chief Financial Officer and auditor of The Hankyoreh and also served as chairman of the audit committee of Chungcheongnam Province.
Mr. Yoon has nearly 20 years of experience as an accountant, having worked at Logic Law Firm, Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers and Yoon Jong Hoon Tax Accounting Office.
He is a certified public accountant and has a B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University.
Shinwoo Kang was appointed Chief Investment Officer on June 9, 2016.
Mr. Kang has nearly 30 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining KIC, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha Asset Management. Mr. Kang served previously as the Chief Investment Officer of Korea Investment Management, PCA Asset Management and Templeton Investments Trust Management.
Mr. Kang has a B.A. in Law from Seoul National University.
Seung Je Hong was appointed Chief Risk Officer on May 24, 2016. Mr. Hong boasts an extensive career at the Bank of Korea. From 1983 to 2015, he was Director General of the International Department, a member of the Foreign Exchange Reserve Risk Committee, Director General of the Office of International Affairs, Senior Economist of the Institute for Monetary & Economic Research and Chief Manager as well as Economist in the Research Department.
Mr. Hong has a B.A. in Economics from Korea University and an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Sangjoon Kim was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 15, 2016. In his seven years at the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), he has served as the London office, Investment Strategy Team, Special Investment Team and Equity Management Team.
Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Kim was a Business Development Officer for the Korean market at Barclays Global Investors (Hong Kong), where his responsibilities included providing market updates and advice regarding strategic regional approaches.
Previously, Mr. Kim held several posts at Samsung Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (SLI), the largest life insurer in Korea. He served as the head of SLI’s Corporate Pension Investment Team, overseeing USD 8.5 billion of the firm’s assets. He was also a Domestic and Overseas Equity Fund Manager and Strategist in the Portfolio Management Group. At SLI’s New York office, Mr. Kim was an in-house Equity Manager and Fixed Income Outsourcing Manager.