NextGen: Mentors Bio

Lisa Wright
Lisa WrightDeputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy (DFAT)
Ms Wright is a senior career officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She commenced her role as the new DHOM to Korea from December 2017. She has previously served in Canberra as Assistant Secretary, South-East Asia Mainland Bilateral Branch; Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy Branch; and Assistant Director General, Communications, Ministerial and Transparency Branch, AusAID. Ms Wright has also worked in the private sector in Australia and Asia in management and consultancy roles with Ford Motor Company, Deloitte, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Tsinghua University. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Economics from University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from University of Melbourne.
Chris Raciti
Chris RacitiCEO, ANZ BANK (Korea)
Chris Raciti has recently been appointed as CEO ANZ Korea. As CEO Korea, Chris is responsible for leading the Korean franchise, driving Korean corporate relationships across the region and growing ANZ’s access to Korean FI liquidity. Chris will be relocating to Seoul from Hong Kong where he has held senior roles in ANZ’s market leading Loan Syndication and Structured Finance business. He has been with ANZ for more than 15 years, primarily within the Institutional business in Australia, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Chris holds a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Chris has also studied in Korea and Japan. On a personal note, Chris is married with two children.
Yong In Cho
Yong In ChoVice President of Global Sales, PCINS
Korean born Australian. Graduated from University of Technology Sydney. Over 14 years’ experience in the financial technology and international payments industry and holding VP, Director and senior management positions with international companies for Asia & EU based operations. Companies include Pure Commerce, Euronet Worldwide, ACI, InComm, Alliex and PCINS. In 2008, instrumental in launching the first Australian technology company in South Korea and in 2010 launching, Korea’s first cross border multi-currency payment service for online merchants, and home currency receipting withdrawal service on over 20,000 ATMs in Korea. Yong In has been on the board of directors for Austcham Korea for 5 year and have rejoined the board in 2018. Also, on the advisory board for an Australian Blockchain company.” On a more entrepreneur direction; has launched a digital gifting platform company in 2015 and in 2017, and established an import/trading company whereby importing Australian red meat, fruits and vegetables.
Katherine Seung
Katherine SeungCEO, Isentia
With over 15 years in senior management roles, Katherine Seung is an experienced leader who has consistently delivered business outcomes. Before moving to Korea in 2011, Katherine spent over a decade in Indonesia in various professional capacities, including Country Manager for eSamsung, Director of Foreign Investment for top Indonesian company, and as a Consultant in restructuring management and operations for companies across multiple industries. Her multilingual media monitoring firm specializing in risk management, The Beyond, was acquired by Isentia in 2016. Isentia Korea continues its growth and success under her leadership.
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