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Tech expert to lead McKinsey Korea

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Song Seung-heon
Song Seung-heon
By Park Jae-hyuk

McKinsey & Company Senior Partner Song Seung-heon will start leading the global management consultancy's Korea office from Monday as its new managing partner, the company said, Sunday.

He has advised leading companies in the automotive, engineering and construction sectors, guiding successful turnarounds and performance transformation programs, since he joined McKinsey in 2002.

He has also advised on strategies for merger and acquisition deals, corporate growth and management according to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked as a project leader for Samsung Electronics, where he led next-generation semiconductor memory development.

Song, who earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has also served as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), where he earned an undergraduate degree in physics.

In July, he will attend the 45th Jeju Forum, which will be hosted on the island by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The KCCI said the new McKinsey managing partner for Korea will deliver a lecture on changing global business environments and corporate growth strategies, in order to share his insights with participants in the forum.

Park Jae-hyuk


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