Advisory Council Member
GTSC Commissioner for South Korea, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; Fmr CEO of Microsoft Korea & GM Korea
James Kim is Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea. James is a Korean-American who is passionate about promoting the commercial interests between the United States and Korea. Prior to AMCHAM, he was CEO of GM Korea, Microsoft Korea and Yahoo! Korea. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mirae Assets Global Investment. James holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Amid the growing geopolitical dynamics in Asia, the U.S-Korea partnership has become ever more paramount in ensuring regional economic security. Korea is one of the first countries to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), stepping up its regional role to safeguard liberal democracy. In this light, AMCHAM appreciates the Global Tech Security Commission’s mission to promote strategic collaboration in key emerging technologies from U.S. allies and partners. I firmly believe that the Commission’s bipartisan and global scope would allow for significant thought leadership and business strategies to be formed across sectors. As the Global Tech Security’s Commissioner representing Korea, we look forward to doing our best at AMCHAM to identify opportunities to enhance the economic and security alliance between the United States and Korea.