D.Y. Kim (Senior Advisor)
With over 25-years of experience, first as one of preeminent financial journalists followed by a career in communications at Edelman Korea and Burson-Marsteller Korea for 13 years, D.Y. Kim is considered an expert in the areas of corporate and financial communications, public affairs, and government and regulatory matters. From intelligence gathering and risk analysis to crisis management and engagement with key stakeholders, he is a risk and strategic communications consultant with a wealth of experience and high-level networks across political and administrative, business, media and communications sectors. During his 12-year career as a journalist, he covered industries including electronics, telecommunications, banking and asset management while developing an extensive knowledge of major domestic corporations in addition to government and regulatory bodies. He provides consultancy based on an extensive network of media, government and national assembly officials. In 2002, he passed the official CPA exam administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
High-level networks by area:
Strategic communications expert with experience in public campaigns for state-owned companies/corporations and an extensive network within the National Assembly and government. As a campaign strategist, Mr. Shim has participated in many of the Presidential and Provincial elections.
Specialist in intelligence gathering/analysis with deep understanding of how law enforcement authorities operate and subject matter expertise in the investigation process. Mr. Eun has served as an investigator with the Korean Presidential Office, dealing with intelligence gathering/analysis.
Pollster and political analyst with experience of advising the Korean Presidential Office on projects involving approval ratings surveys and communications strategy development. Mr. Bae has conducted projects on surveys and strategic advice for ruling/opposition parties during various elections.
Media expert with thirty years’ experience as a journalist. Mr. Bahn provides extensive access to key stakeholders, decision makers and opinion leaders based on a strong network with government officials, politicians, and high-level journalists built throughout his career in journalism.
Key references in financial industry:
Texas Pacific Group (TPG Capital)
- Worked with TPG in their investment in Kakao Mobility, the sharing transportation service of Kakao
Macquarie Infra Fund (MKIF)
- Defended listed Macquarie Infra Fund (MKIF) against attacks from local activist shareholder
Doosan Bobcat, Lotte Group, Double Star
- Supported IPO communications for Doosan Bobcat, the excavator manufacturer of Doosan Group
- Communicated sales of Lotte Card and Lotte Non-Life Insurance on behalf of Lotte Group
- Supported communications for Double Star’s acquisition of Kumho Tire