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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

Director

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

Email: taewon.um@bcck.or.kr

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.

Email: eunha.kim@bcck.or.kr

Sungji Moon

Manager

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.

Email: sungji.moon@bcck.or.kr

Youjin Lee

Coordinator

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.

Email: youjin.lee@bcck.or.kr

Events & Marketing

Elisha Yoon

Senior Manager

Elisha Yoon is a Senior Manager at the BCCK’s Events Team. Elisha has a bachelor’s degree in Life and Environmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Ecole des hautes études en santé publique. Prior to joining the BCCK, Elisha worked for the Vancouver 2010 and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an Event Manager and Client Services Manager. Before moving to Korea, she lived in Australia, Canada, Japan, the USA, France and the United Kingdom.

 

Email: elisha.yoon@bcck.or.kr

Jungmin Son

Manager

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

Email: jungmin.son@bcck.or.kr

Marketing

Yujin Nam

Partnership Manager

Yujin Nam is a Partnerships Manager in the BCCK’s Marketing team. Prior to joining the BCCK, Yujin worked at the Korea Economic Daily and at the Embassy of France in Seoul as a Partnerships Officer. She manages the day-to-day activities and long-term partnership development and marketing for the Chamber. Yujin holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris.

Email: jamie.nam@bcck.or.kr

Warren Mitty

Membership Manager

Warren Mitty is the BCCK’s Marketing & Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the BCCK, Warren worked as a Project Manager in Seoul and has worked as an engineer in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Macau, specialising in large multibillion-dollar projects. He has experience working with NGO’s in both Tanzania and Kenya. Warren received his bachelor’s degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration at Sungkyunkwan University.

Email: warren.mitty@bcck.or.kr

Finance & HR

Jiyun Jung

Senior Manager

Jiyun Jung is a Senior Manager of Finance & Human Resources at the BCCK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to joining the BCCK, she worked at a CPA accounting firm in Australia and later in MNCs, Mundipharma and Qualcomm as an accountant in Korea.

Email: jiyun.jung@bcck.or.kr

Office Administration

Hyemin Kim

Manager

Hyemin Kim is the BCCK’s Administration Manager. Hyemin holds a bachelor’s degree of Arts in International Studies from University of Canberra, Australia. Prior to joining the BCCK, Hyemin worked at the Cheil Worldwide Headquarters as an Administrative Manager and Executive Assistant in the Global Department. Prior to Cheil, Heymin also worked in the MICE field as a professional convention organiser; directing and providing support to international forum and global conferences.

Email: effie.kim@bcck.or.kr

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