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Our Team

“What we appreciated most about working with the Korean team was the compelling assistance and professionalism of the staff. They assisted us with meetings with potential clients with helpful and strategic insights, which enabled us to accomplish our goals.”

Chief Executive Officer: Sean Blakeley

Sean Blakeley is the Chief Executive Officer of the BCCK. For the past seven years, he has helped to promote British business in the country and supported multiple western firms to partner with and sell into major Korean conglomerates. A 12-year resident of Korea, Sean was the director of business development with a Korean publishing company and was managing director of a British management consulting company prior to joining the Chamber in 2015.

Sean has worked with British companies across a broad range of sectors including electronics, retail, consumer goods, and F&B. Sean completed a master’s program at Seoul National University and speaks Korean fluently. LinkedIn

Trade & Policy

Taewon Um


Taewon Um is the Director of the BCCK’s Trade & Policy team. Taewon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the BCCK, Taewon worked with a Korean government body to attract FDI and helped sign deals with major international healthcare institutions. Taewon also worked at the World Bank and the Embassy of Korea in Washington DC. Whilst at the BCCK, Taewon has worked with companies across a broad range of sectors including financial services and industrial materials amongst others. His past clients include SEI UK, Baillie Gifford (financial services), Altro, Trelleborg IAVS (industrial materials), and NextGen Technology (automotive & ICT). LinkedIn


Eunha Kim

Senior Manager

Eunha Kim is a Senior Manager at the Trade & Policy Team of the BCCK. In this role, Eunha works in conjunction with the Market Access Committee of the BCCK to oversee the research and implementation of the Chamber’s advocacy strategies on behalf of its members. Prior to joining the BCCK, Eunha worked at Goldman Sachs in the United States, Japan and Hong Kong as an intelligence analyst. Eunha holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University respectively.


Sungji Moon


Sungji Moon is a Manager at the BCCK’s Trade & Policy Team. Prior to joining the BCCK, Sungji worked at an India-based NGO supporting their applications for funding, conducted market research on Middle Eastern markets at TNS Korea, and provided support to students as an educational consultant. Sungji received his bachelor’s degree from University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom.


Youjin Lee


Youjin Lee is a Trade & Policy Team Coordinator at the BCCK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to joining the British Chamber of Commerce, she worked at Korean Air and was a research assistant at Nielsen where she conducted market research on Southeast Asian markets.


Events & Marketing

Jungmin Son


Jungmin Son is the BCCK’s Events & Marketing Manager. Jungmin holds a bachelor’s degree from Anyang University in digital media design. Prior to joining the BCCK, Jungmin worked as a graphic journalist at Yonhap News, where she worked with the Rio Olympics and specialized in the design of infographics. At the BCCK, she supports the planning and management of events at the BCCK, from our networking events to content-driven functions. Jungmin is also responsible for designing the Chamber’s event and advertising flyers, including the BCCK media kit. While at the BCCK, she has worked with various companies including the Grand Hyatt Seoul, Clinique, Alitalia, Neal’s Yard Remedies and SABMillerLinkedIn



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