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.
Graham Dodds, Vice ChairPresident and Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil
Graham is the President and Lead Country Manager for the ExxonMobil Companies in Korea. Before his current appointment, he has held senior ExxonMobil management positions in Indonesia and the PRC. Graham has 36 years of experience in the energy industry beginning from a technical background and spanning most parts of the globe in diverse roles. Additionally, Graham has served on a variety of Boards ranging from Superannuation Funds to International Schools in the PRC, Indonesia and Korea as well as numerous energy related entities.
Michael Chang, Vice ChairSenior 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.
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.
Matthew HolmesGeneral Manager, Pilsner Urquell Korea
Matthew is the current General Manager of Pilsner Urquell Korea. He was a former Director at KPMG and was previously the Finance and Supply Chain Director at SABMiller Brands Korea, representing Pilsner Urquel, Kozel, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Grolsch and Miller Genuine Draft. With 12 years experience in Korea, Matthew has had a long association with Austcham as a Director and Vice Chair.
Craig PaschCountry Manager and Chief Representative, Korea, Woodside
Craig Pasch is Woodside’s Country Manager and Chief Representative for Korea. Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company. Before his current appointment, his previous roles at Woodside have included Manager of Government and Media Relations, Project Manager for Organisational Effectiveness and Manager of Indigenous Affairs. Craig has a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Bachelor of Education. In 2007 Craig was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship through the St James Ethics Centre. Craig has extensive international experience having worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and now Korea. Additionally, Craig has been a board member of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Legal Centre and a Co-Chair on the IPIECA Indigenous Peoples Taskforce.
Ken NamSenior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Ken Nam is an Australian lawyer with the Seoul office international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills (‘HSF’). Ken’s practice focusses on assisting major Korean corporates on their outbound investments and projects, particularly in the power, energy and resources, infrastructure sectors. Prior to commencing with the Seoul office of HSF, Ken worked in the Sydney office of HSF for over 10 years with a particular focus on helping Korean corporates such as KEPCO, POSCO and SK with all aspects of their investments and business operations in Australia. Educated in both Australia and Korea, Ken is bilingual in English and Korean. Ken is admitted as a solicitor in NSW, Australia and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Korea.
Johnno KimManaging Director, Macquarie Capital Korea Limited
Johnno is Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Korea with 12 years of experience in Macquarie and brings over 30 years of project and asset management experience working on major infrastructure projects in Australia and Asia. He has sat as a registered Board Director on numerous public and private infrastructure companies at various stages of asset management from acquisition, refinancing and sales. Johnno has been a member of Institution of Engineers, Australia, American Society of Civil Engineer and is currently a life member of Korea Society of Civil Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master’s Degree in Engineering studies from University of Queensland.
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.
Owen MayhewDeputy CEO, Re-Clean Holdings Limited
Owen has many decades of experience I civil/structural engineering design, and management of major infrastructure projects.
This has include senior positions including Director, General Manager and Project Director for major Australian companies including Leighton, Thiess, John Holland, Macquarie group, and Macmahon in Australia, NZ, Europe, India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Kuwait, Philippines, and Malaysia.
In 2010 he assisted the Australian Ambassador in establishing the Australian Business Association in Kuwait.
Yong In ChoVP of Global Sales, PCINS Co. Ltd
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.
Jay Sangani (Ex Officio)Counsellor (Economic), Australian Embassy
Jay Sangani is the Economic Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Seoul, where he is responsible for strengthening the bilateral economic and trade relationship between Australia and the Republic of Korea. He also oversees the Embassy’s public diplomacy activities. Before commencing his posting, Jay was a Director in the Economic Diplomacy Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and previously worked as a strategic policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has also held private sector roles with both small and large firms in Melbourne. Jay has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Warwick, and a B.Sc.(Hons) from the London School of Economics.
Amanda Hodges (Ex Officio)Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Seoul, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Amanda Hodges commenced in Seoul in the role of Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in August 2016. Her responsibilities include the promotion of foreign direct investment from Korea to Australia and leading Austrade’s Seoul trade, investment and education office. She also lead’s Austrade’s Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia team. She was previously Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Mumbai, India, where she lead the Austrade South Asia innovation and technology sector team which includes investment and trade development in resources and energy, advanced materials and manufacturing, IT, life sciences and biotechnology sectors and the promotion of international research and development projects.