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AMCHAM Blockchain Committee Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2023

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration & Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast & Presenation


Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, Maple (5th Fl.)

“Cooperation in a fragmented world” was the key theme at this year’s Davos Forum, which President Yoon and his delegates attended to promote the relevance of Korea in a global economy and investing in Korea. As mentioned in the Davos Forum, today’s world is at a critical inflection point, and leaders from government, regulation, and business need to discuss the state of our societies & economies and set priorities for the year ahead.

We invite all leaders to an open discussion on how to capture competitive positioning in Korea to drive the next phase of growth and job creation in the new digital economy. Please bring thoughts, questions, and recommendations for the industry. The Blockchain Co-Chairs will also share their perspective on the 2023 landscape.


TOPIC Finding Relevance in the New Digital Economy
COST KRW 95,000 for members
KRW 95,000 for non-members (My company is an AMCHAM member)
Noon, Wednesday, February 22, 2023

* No refunds or cancellations after this date and time.
* Please complete registration in advance. No walk-ins or payments accepted at the door.
* 2 complimentary admission for Founding Partners.

About the Speaker

Sirgoo Lee, CEO, Dunamu

Sirgoo Lee is the CEO of Dunamu Inc., the operating company of Korea's largest digital-asset exchange Upbit. He was previously the Chief Director of the Digital Strategy Division at JoongAng Media Network, and also served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer at Kakao Corp. and Chief Executive Officer at NHN USA Inc.
Sirgoo has a B.A in East Asian History from Seoul National University, an M.A degree in Chinese History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a J.D from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.

Patrick Yoon, General Manager, Crypto.com Korea

Patrick Yoon is the General Manager of South Korea at Crypto.com, the world's fastest-growing virtual asset platform. With a verified track record in the Korean financial industry, he is leading Crypto.com's South Korea business by meeting the needs of customers and adhering to regulatory standards and practices.
Before joining Crypto.com, he served as Country Manager of Visa Korea and Mongolia for the last 3 years, building sustainable business growth through collaboration with key stakeholders in the Korean financial industry including regulatory bodies and financial institutions. He has played an instrumental role in expanding the global influence of Visa’s partners ranging from traditional finance companies to big tech and fintech players. Earlier in his career, Patrick served in senior local and global roles with Standard Chartered Bank in Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Joonkee Hong, Korea Country Head, Cumberland

Joonkee Hong is head of Cumberland Korea LLC, which is a subsidiary of Cumberland DRW, headquartered in Chicago, USA. Cumberland DRW is globally one of the largest OTC and principal trading firm of crypto assets. Joonkee has 30 years of traditional finance background before joining Cumberland DRW in mid-2018.
His previous roles include Asia head of Global Finance at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, Global head of emerging market derivatives at UBS Investment Bank, Korea country head of UBS Group AG and non-executive director of the board at Kakaobank. He served as a council member of various Korean government entities such as Blue House, MoEF, FSS, FSC and Bank of Korea. He graduated from MIT (Massachusetts Institutes of Technology) with BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, and MS in Management.


(email) committees@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2229