Chris Raciti is CEO of ANZ Korea, commenced in November 2017 . 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.
Sean Sutton, Vice ChairCEO, Schindler Elevators Korea
Sean is currently the CEO of Schindler Elevator Company in Korea and his responsibilities include the operations in Korea and the provision of urban mobility solutions such as the elevators and escalator/ moving walkways at Incheon Airport T2.
Prior to this position Sean was Exec Vice President at Samsung Construction and Trading in Korea from Nov 2012 to Jan 2016 as Division head of the Global mechanical and electrical business, working on infrastructure and building projects globally.
Sean was previously the President of Vestas Asia Pacific Wind Technology Systems based in Singapore from 2009 – 2012 and his responsibilities included the provision of large scale clean wind energy solutions for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.
In 2003, he became President and CEO of Siemens Building Technologies (Korea) and three years later was promoted to oversee Siemens Building Technologies in Hong Kong and Macau. In 2008, he was promoted to Senior Vice President in Siemens (Switzerland, responsible for the global business segment for Building Automation Solution business).
His education includes an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management at the Melbourne Business School (Australia). He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Tasmania (Australia).
Jean Ough, TreasurerCommissioner, Government of Western Australia - Korea Office
Jean Ough is Korean-Australian with a wide range of cultural, educational and work experiences and currently working as the representative of the Western Australian Government Trade and Investment Office in Korea. His main responsibility is in taking care of all commercial and government-to- government aspects of the Western Australian and Korean bi-lateral relationship. He was educated in Western Australia, and has a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University and an MBA from Yonsei University. Jean speaks Korean, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Kelly Ki Jeong Lee, Assistant TreasurerDirector, Global Relationship Group & Korea Branch Representative IFM Investors
Kelly is responsible for the firm’s Investor Relations within Korea. Kelly has more than 17 years’ experience in the private sector and international development spanning Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has worked in the life insurance, commercial banking, and asset management industry, as well as the UN system.
Prior to joining IFM Investors in November 2017, Kelly was General Manager at Samsung Life Insurance where she worked for almost 10 years. She was involved in the IPO of Samsung Life and worked in the Investor Relations team since its listing on the KRX in 2010, where she served domestic and foreign institutional investors and sell-side analysts.
Prior to Samsung Life she worked at UNDP Kenya for 2 years where she was responsible for capital markets development initiatives in Africa and capacity building for Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority and the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Prior to this she was Investor Relations Officer at Shinhan Financial Group for 4 years.
Kelly holds a BA in Western History (Korea University), an MBA from INSEAD, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Michael ChangSenior Foreign Attorney(Partner), Shin & Kim
Born and bred in Melbourne, Michael was educated at the University of Melbourne and resided at Trinity College. Having started practice with Aurhur Robinsone & Hedderwicks (now known as Allens) and moving to Shin & Kim in 2002 on secondment and later as a partner, Michael has been advising both foreign clients and Korean clients for over 20 years. His main practice areas are finance, infrastructure, energy, M&A, labor and privacy. Michael has broad ranging commercial law experience across a number of industries and a number of jurisdictions, from South East Asia, the Americas, Russia and Europe.
Julia MellorFounder & Director, The Sool Company
As a Korean traditional alcohol specialist and Australian business owner, I believe I have a unique perspective on doing business in Korea. I have lived in Korea for 12 years and run a business for Korean alcohol education and tourism. I work closely with breweries, service industries and Korean government promotional bodies to promote sool culture, both domestically and in Australia.
Christopher JohnsGeneral Manager, Courtyard Seoul Namdaemun hotel
Christopher Johns is an Australian born global hospitality executive with over 22 years’ experience across 5 Cultures, in 8 Markets encompassing 4 brands for Marriott International. Overseeing all aspects of multi-dimensional hotel operations his current appointment is as the General Manager at the Courtyard Seoul Namdaemun hotel and this his second posting in Korea. Having embraced senior management positions in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Korea previously, Christopher is well versed in cross-cultural aspects of business. Supported by his wife Katherine and two international daughters, the Johns family have always positively contributed to the local environment, community and way of life.
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.
Yong In ChoHead of E-Commerce, Fiserv (South Korea)
Yong In is a Korean born Australian, Over 14 years’ experience in the Financial Technology and Payments sector holding key senior management positions with local and international companies for Asia based operations. These include companies like Pure Commerce), Euronet Worldwide, InComm, Alliex and PCINS.
In 2008, instrumental in launching the 1st Australian technology company in South Korea and in 2010 launching multi-currency payments for online and 20,000 ATMs in South Korea. Has been on the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Korea for 5 years. Under his lead, new business partnerships were forged in SE Asia, North Asia, ANZ and EU for payment services. In 2017, Yong In has also established a trading company in Korea, ‘Peninsula Trading’ in importing Australian Food products for distribution in South Korea.
Sung Kyu (Scott) Lee Senior Partner, Kim & Chang
Graduated from Seoul National University(LL.B)
Qualified as lawyer in Korea(1985) in New York State (1992)
Served as public prosecutor in Seoul, Busan, Suwon District prosecutor’s offices
Served as International legal counsel of Ministry of Justice Korea
Served as Legal attache of Korean Mission to United Nations
Arbitrator of Permanent Court of Arbitration(the Hague)
Conciliator of ICSID(World Bank). Has worked with Kim & Chang since 2005.
Andrew WagnerAssociate Director, Macquarie Capital
Andrew joined Macquarie Capital in 2006 and is currently an Associate Director within Macquarie Capital’s Infrastructure and Energy Group (IEG) based in Seoul. Having spent more than a decade advising clients on a range of Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic opportunities in Australia, Andrew transitioned to IEG to assist in the ongoing development of the green energy platform in Asia, based in Seoul. In September 2018, Andrew was seconded to Macquarie Capital’s 50% owned and Korean based organic food waste recycling and waste to energy platform, ReClean Holdings, as Chief Commercial Officer.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (First Class) and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Queensland. Andrew also studied at the University of British Columbia (Canada) on exchange during his undergraduate studies
Russell Wild (Ex Officio)Counsellor (Economic), Australian Embassy
Rod Commerford (Ex Officio)Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Seoul, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Rod commenced his role as Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner (Acting) for Korea and Mongolia in September 2018. His role is focused on attracting Korean investors to Australia and growing Australia’s goods and services trade to Korea and Mongolia.
Previously Rod had worked as Trade Commissioner Korea in 2016 and in Mongolia in 2010. Since his commencement with Austrade in January 2008, Rod had been Team Leader, Transport and Multilateral projects, assisting Australian Infrastructure companies’ grow in international markets and has also worked across multiple sectors, including agribusiness, resources, food and beverage. Rod also worked in Austrade’s inward investment division, helping attract productive foreign direct investment into Australia’s infrastructure, energy and agricultural sectors.
Prior to joining Austrade Rod has over 12 year’s international trade experience, including roles at Alcoa and Holden, expanding their export business units. Rod has considerable experience in trade with Asia and the Middle East.
Rod has a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from Victoria University in Melbourne