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About KIC

Founded in 2005 to increase national wealth and contribute to the growth of Korea’s finance industry

Executive Management

Seoungho JinChairman & CEO

Seoungho Jin has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) since May of 2021.

Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Jin led Korea’s Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development. He was previously an executive consultant on the Policy Committee for the Democratic Party of Korea.

Mr. Jin is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in the Korean government, mostly at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He has served in positions including Director General of International Economic Affairs and Director General of International Financial Cooperation. He was also previously Director of the Strategy and Finance Committee at the National Assembly.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Jin served in the Office of the President, overseeing issues related to education and culture.

Mr. Jin has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Manchester and a B.A. in economics from Seoul National University.

Kwangsik ChoStatutory Auditor

Kwangsik Cho was appointed Statutory Auditor on July 14, 2021. Prior to joining KIC, he was Chief Executive Officer of BNK Securities.

Mr. Cho brings an extensive career in finance, having held leadership positions including Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Hi Investment & Securities and Managing Director of Investment Banking at E-trade securities.
He worked previously at LG Investment & Securities and Bank of America.

Mr. Cho has a bachelor’s in management from Pusan National University and an MBA in international finance from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Daeyang ParkChief Investment Officer

Daeyang Park was appointed Chief Investment Officer on August 5, 2019.

Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Park was the Chief Investment Officer of Teachers’ Pension.

He served previously in various positions of leadership, including the Chief Investment Officer(CIO) of Allianz Life Insurance, Head of Investment Strategy at the MG Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives and Head of Equities at HDC Asset Management.

He started his career as a fund manager at Samsung Life Insurance.

Mr. Park has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Korea University and an MBA from Iowa State University.

Changho YooChief Risk Officer

Changho Yoo was appointed Chief Risk Officer on June 3, 2019.

Prior to joining KIC, he served at the Bank of Korea for more than 30 years, where his recent responsibility was closely related to managing foreign exchange reserves. He has led the Bank’s external fund management, U.S. dollar portfolio and asset allocation teams and served as Director of the Reserve Management Strategy Division. Early on, he worked at the Bank’s International Department and Research Department.

Mr. Yoo was also an advisor to foreign central banks on reserves management at the World Bank Treasury.

Mr. Yoo has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University.

Jihwan ChungChief Operating Officer

Jihwan Chung was appointed Chief Operating Officer on July 1, 2020.

Previously, Mr. Chung was named KIC’s Chief Compliance Officer in 2019 and the head of the Ethics and Compliance Group in 2015. Since joining KIC in 2006, he has also served as the head of the Strategy Management Group and the Information Technology Group.

Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Chung held various positions for more than 15 years at the Korea Development Bank, a government-owned policy development bank, in units including the KIC Establishment Task Force, LG Card Management Task Force, Audit Group and Information Technology Group.

He has a Bachelor of Information Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University.