James Kim

Chairman & CEO – AMCHAM Korea

James Kim is Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea. Prior to AMCHAM, he served as Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea.

At GM Korea, James was responsible for the total operations with 17,000 employees (sales, manufacturing, distribution and design) within the country. He joined GM from Microsoft, 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).

James also serves in various independent advisory roles with companies such as iClick Interactive, Archegos Capital Management and ICONLOOP. As a Korean-American, he remains active in organizations that promote the success of the Korean and US economies.

James 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, James also serves as an official “Wilson Brand Ambassador.”

James joined APG as its fifth Global Advisory Board member in 2019.

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