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AMCHAM Intergenerational Tension in the Workplace Co-hosted by Morgan Philips

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Can the Millennial, Gen Z, and “Kkondae (꼰대)” Generations co-exist harmoniously in the workplace?
• Do you feel that nobody around you shares your level of commitment to work?
• Do you often offer unsolicited advice to your younger colleagues?
• Do you ask for the age and educational background of every person upon first greeting?

Beware: you are bordering into kkondae territory.

Tension among generations is rising as millennials start making up a significantly larger portion of the global workforce. In Korea, millennials currently comprise 22.2% of the population. With such a major demographic shift comes a sense of urgency to examine how companies can re-align their strategic priorities to maximize the best of each generation. AMCHAM and Morgan Philips have brought together opinion leaders from different generational groups working in multinational companies in Korea for an engaging panel discussion on how to resolve this tension and start bridging the generational gap.


TOPIC A Panel Discussion on Resolving Intergenerational Tension in the Workplace
COST KRW 0 for members
KRW 0 for non-members
Noon, Tuesday, November 23, 2021

About the Speaker

O.H. Kwon, SVP and President of APAC, Qualcomm

O.H. (Oh Hyung) Kwon is the SVP and President of APAC at Qualcomm. In this role, O.H. has an overall responsibility for Qualcomm Korea operations, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) Korea, and Qualcomm Korea RFFE.

Kwon joined Qualcomm in 2007 as a regional sales manager for Korea. In 2012, Kwon moved to QCT Korea and served as senior director of Mobile and IoT Sales, and most recently as vice president of Sales. During his tenure at Qualcomm, he was instrumental in leading a strong engagement with key OEMs, driving new business opportunities and establishing excellent sales track record with his team.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Kwon was the handset vendor manager at Sprint Nextel, managing handset OEM relationships and device certification and commercial launch processes. Kwon’s 26 years of experience as an international OEM sales expert include positions as VP & GM for the U.S. and Latin America at Yiso/Growell and as overseas sales manager for LG Electronics for the U.S. and Japan.

Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director of Colliers

As Managing Director of Colliers, Robert is responsible for the strategic direction of the Korea business, to lead the growth and diversification initiatives and develop leadership talent. He is certified by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and is designated as an Office Specialist. Rob is based in Seoul and has been in Asia for over 20 years with stints in Beijing as well as most recently in Hong Kong where he was focused on corporate real estate strategy for MNC occupiers.

Colliers is a leading professional services and investment management company, with operations in 68 countries and more than 18,000 employees working collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. Colliers has been in Korea for more than 25 years, making it the oldest international real estate services company in the country.

JiWon Oh, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Korea

Appointed in March 2018, JiWon Oh serves as the Country Chair for Shell Companies in Korea.
JiWon has led Shell Korea’s LNG Marketing & Sales, focusing on strengthening the company’s natural gas business as well as developing overseas projects in cooperation with Korean companies. JiWon also is a member of the International Gas Union (IGU), serving as the vice-chair for IGU’s Task Force on Energy Access. She joined Shell Korea as their Head of Government Relations in 2014.

Tyler Joo, Marketing Director, Global Brands, ABInBev

As Marketing Director for ABInBev, Tyler is responsible for global brands such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Hoegaarden for the Korea business driving growth by building great brands that are loved by people.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Tyler is based in Seoul and has experience working at MNCs such as General Electric (GE) and ABInBev across corporate finance and marketing roles.


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