Speakers List - Risk Korea

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KWON Tae Shin

President and CEO


Mr. Tae-shin Kwon has been Vice Chairman and CEO of the Federation of Korean Industries or the FKI since February 2017. Prior to joining the FKI, Mr. Kwon served as President of the Korea Economic Research Institute for three years from 2014. He has built most of his career in the Korean government. . From 2009 to 2010, he served as the Minister of the Office for Government Policy Coordination. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD in Paris, right after he worked for the Ministry of Finance and Economy as Vice Minister from 2005 to 2006.

CHOI Young Gwon

Chief Executive Officer


Prior to join Hi Asset Management of CEO, he worked at GEPS of CIO .
He was previously with Plus Asset Management, KB Bank, HI Asset Management, DongYang Investment Management and Korea Investment Management

2017.04 ~ (Present) HI Asset Management Co Ltd / Kor, CEO
2014.07 ~ 2017.03 Government Employees Pension Service, CIO
2009.03 ~ 2013.06 Plus Asset Management Co Ltd / Kor, CIO
2004.02 ~ 2009.02 KB Kookmin Bank Co Ltd / Kor, Trust Department Head
2002.07 ~ 2004.02 CJ Investment Trust Co Ltd / Kor, Head of Equity
1999.05 ~ 2002.07 Tong-yang Investment Trust Co Ltd / Kor Head of Equity
1989.07 ~ 1999.05 Korea Investment Trust Co Ltd / Kor, Equity Department



KIM Tong Suk

Professor, College of Business


Tong Suk Kim is a Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the former Dean of KAIST College of Business. He is one of the founders of the Financial Engineering MBA program at KAIST in 1996 and took a considerable role in establishing the Graduate School of Finance at KAIST in 2006 under the support of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. He served as the president of the Korean Association of Futures and Options in 2004 and during his tenure as the president, he founded the Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives (APAD). He has been playing an active role in both the academic community as well as the financial industry conducting researches, consultations, development projects leading to pricing and risk models and systems.

Conan LEE

Chief Investment Officer - Global Asset Allocation and Alternative Investment


• Conan's most current position is a CIO of Wealth Management for Samsung Securities. He oversees Wealth Management Research, Portfolio Strategy and Alternative Investment business.
• Before he joins Samsung Securities, he was an investment director in Eastspring Investments in Singapore, where he had managed assets sourced from Prudential Insurance and mutual funds across Asia. His main job was investment management in alternative investment and global asset allocation for Asian Life and fund business. He also provided investment solutions for asset liability management for life assets.
• Prior to join Prudential Asset Management Singapore, he headed PCA Asset Korea's Alternative investment business.
• He was a portfolio manager at Tong Yang ITMC, Tong Yang Securities and KLB Securities for 10 years since he started his career in financial market in 1992.
• He received a MBA in Finance from Korea University in 1995 and BA in English Language and Literature from Korea University in 1992.

PARK Jong-Gon

Chief Executive Officer

ITS Company

Jong G. Park is the CEO of ITS Company, providing capital market business solution named by "Symphony" and "Smart Quant". Jong G. Park has deep experience and understanding in financial derivatives and structured products from valuation to investment strategy.
Since end of 1980's, He had researched and traded financial structured products in Coryo Securities and Hyundai Research Institution. With his professional structured products theory and rich executive knowledges, Jong G. Park founded ITS Company in 1998 which has serviced Symphony system and derivatives investment consulting.

PARK Joon Young

Head of IFC Korea


Mr. Joon Young Park is IFC's Representative for Korea. Mr. Park will be leading origination of new business opportunities for IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with a focus on outbound investments by Korean corporates and will be responsible for IFC's engagement with the Korean government and for managing IFC's presence in Korea.
Before joining IFC, Mr. Park was a Senior Banker in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in London for over six years where he focused on equity investments in financial institutions. He has also served as a Board member in portfolio companies.
Prior to EBRD in London, Mr. Park has had 11 years of M&A and private equity experience in Seoul, New York and Hong Kong of which he spent 8 years in Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Park was an Associate in Rothschild Inc. and an Analyst in the M&A team in Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Park holds a BS in Business and Administration from Yonsei University, Korea and an MBA from Keio Business School of Keio University, Japan.

Lorenzo Saa

Director of Global Networks & Outreach


Daniel Dongwoon YOO

Global Strategist, Head of Global Strategy and Wealth Management