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  • Chairman & CEO

    James Kim

    Chairman & CEO
    AMCHAM Korea

James Kim is Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea.  Prior to AMCHAM, Mr. Kim served as Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea. Mr. Kim is a Korean-American who is passionate about promoting the commercial interests between the United States and Korea.


At GM Korea, Mr. Kim was responsible for the total operations with 17,000 employees (sales, manufacturing, distribution and design) in Korea.  Mr. Kim also had oversight responsibilities with GM’s joint venture operations in Uzbekistan.


Mr. Kim joined GM Korea from Microsoft Korea, where he had served as Country Manager and CEO. His previous roles include CEO of Yahoo! Korea and Asia Regional Vice President of Overture (a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo).


Prior to Yahoo, Mr. Kim worked predominantly in the United States, where he was the Managing Partner at Palisades Advisors, based in New York. Prior to Palisades, he held other positions including CEO at Corcoran.com, CEO of Vivien International and National Marketing Manager at AT&T.


Mr. Kim serves as Independent Director of iClick Interactive (NASDAQ: ICLK) and as Senior Advisor of Archegos Capital Management, a New York based, family investment office specializing in U.S. and Asia public equities.  Mr. Kim is also Advisor to ICONLOOP, a leading blockchain enterprise technology company based in South Korea.  Mr. Kim remains active on organizations that promote the success of the Korean and US economies.


Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. As an avid tennis player, Mr. Kim serves as an official “Wilson Brand Ambassador.” Mr. Kim lives in Seoul, Korea with his spouse and has two grown children.


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