Mark Sungrae Kim
Office Location: Seoul
Phone: +82 2 34306000
Mark Sungrae Kim is partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ office in Korea, and a member of the Consumer Markets and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices.
He has more than 26 years of experience in executive search, having worked with both Korean and multinational companies. He has successfully placed more than 100 CEOs, country managers and senior executives in sectors including sales, marketing, finance, human resources, supply chain, medical, legal, regulatory affairs and public affairs.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2007, Mark spent 11 years with CJ CheilJedang and CJ Corp., a leading consumer group in Korea. Having started as a strategic planning and business development manager, he progressed to head of investor relations, working closely with senior management and stakeholders including shareholders, investors, analysts and equity salesmen. He was recognized by Institutional Investor in the category ‘Asia’s Best Investor Relations in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco industries.’ Before that, Mark worked as a foreign exchange dealer for FleetBoston (Bank of Boston) and in sales for SK Innovation’s (Kyungin Energy) aviation fuel business.
Mark speaks fluent Korean and English, as well as basic German, having spent a combined seven years in the U.S. and Germany.
Mark holds a master of business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.