East Chapter 동부지부
Jooseok Lee 이주석 (Toronto, ON)
Jooseok holds a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. For over 8 years, Jooseok has been active in the community, serving in various executive capacities for a number of organizations. Jooseok served in Canadian Forces as a reserve soldier. In 2010 he completed a domestic operation training program for the G20 and G8 Summits. Currently, Jooseok is working at Roehampton Communications Ltd. as a Project Coordinator. He deals with telecommunication networks, associated with cellular towers for various clients in the wireless communications industry.
Jungsup Lee 이정섭 (New York, NY)
JungSup holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Waterloo with a major in Computer Science and Honours Cooperative program. He was actively involved in Korean-Canadian community by taking executive roles in University of Waterloo Korean Student Association (UWKSA). After spending several years in the consulting industry, he is focused on contributing to the community with his experience and expertise gained from working around the globe. JungSup is currently working for a consulting firm, Infusion, in New York City. He excels in application design and development with a focus on enterprise applications for the financial services sector. He has been serving many clients in a project management capacity and meets project assignments with a view to overall project success and client satisfaction.
Joseph Kim 김요셉 (Toronto, ON)
With JoinTheLeaders, Joseph Kim is passionate in promoting the international network and leadership development for young Korean professionals and students to create synergetic Korean communities abroad. He has been actively seeking for these opportunities from the university. He served executive roles in University of Waterloo Korean Students Association (UWKSA) and in UW DECA, a university chapter of an international organization - DECA U, focusing on members’ career preparation. Joseph works as an Actuarial Associate (actuary) in the Corporate Actuarial team at the Toronto office of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies. His primary responsibilities include the economic risk capital reporting and Canadian asset liability method valuation. He provides expert assessments on the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Joseph is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and the Canadian Institutes of Actuaries (ACIA). He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (with Distinction on the Dean’s Honours List) in Actuarial Science with Finance Option from the University of Waterloo.
Gerald Law (Toronto, ON)
Gerald is our designated photographer in Toronto. All photographs taken from M&M Toronto event and "Follow The Leaders" interviews are his work! Check out the pictures on our Facebook Group
Patrick Park 박준우 (Toronto, ON)
Patrick is a recent graduate from University of Waterloo and he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Engineering with Management Science Option. He is currently working as an analyst under asset liability management department at Manulife Financial in Toronto office. He started to participate in community services via Legion of Marie where he volunteered at retirement homes, soup kitchens, and street patrolled with other volunteers. From his undergraduate internship opportunities, he learned importance of leaderships and networking within the Korean Canadian society. As a JoinTheLeaders intern, He wishes to aid the group to create a strong network among passionate Korean professionals from different industries.
Solbi Hong 홍솔비 (Toronto, ON)
Solbi recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a major in accounting, where she was actively involved as an interviewer for committees, a case writer for Leadership in Business Conference and a part of Residence Council. Before joining Deloitte's tax practice, she gained experience in finance while creating investment analysis reports for projects at the Parliament. She believes in working together to contribute new ideas and fresh approaches to develop valuable friendship and network that will shape the future of Korean communities in North America.
Rosa Lee 이규원 (Toronto, ON)
Rosa is a fourth year undergraduate student at McMaster University majoring in Honours Arts and Science, with a specialization in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and a minor in Biochemistry. She is currently working as a research assistant at McMaster University and a MCAT instructor at Kaplan Test Prep company. She is actively involved in the Korean-Canadian community through JoinTheLeaders, and as a Founding Director and Co-President of CMKCHA (Collaboration of McMaster Korean-Canadian Health Advocates), and previously, an Academic Learning Coordinator in MAKCSA (McMaster Academic Korean-Canadian Student Association). She is excited to take a proactive role in creating synergy among Korean communities abroad through JoinTheLeaders. She is also looking forward to gaining valuable network and friendship along the way.
Danny Chung 정석호 (New York, NY)
Danny graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Honours Systems Design Engineering program with Management Sciences Option at University of Waterloo. He is currently working in New York as a Consultant in the field of business intelligence and data analytics, and has previously worked as an intern in the areas of technology consulting and software development. Danny's interest lies in managing data and applying it in the most creative ways to improve business decisions at all levels. His vision is to differentiate JoinTheLeaders by working to improve the technological foundation of the organization, promoting the talent of individual members to the Korean community groups in North America, and taking initiative to reach out to young Korean professionals and students seeking involvement.
Scott Kim 김승영 (Philadelphia, PA)
Scott Kim graduated from the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology. During 10 years of his life in Vancouver, he was actively involved with various activities from C3 Society to interconnect Korean-Canadians, and improve our presence in Canadian Society. In 2009, he moved to Philadelphia to study Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is the president of Korean Student Dental Association(KSDA) at Penn, representing a hundred Korean faculties, residents, local alumni, and dental students at Penn Dental Medicine. He is also dedicated to local community, especially to the oral health of children, by working closely with the Southeast Pennsylvania Oral Health Task Force, and with research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Proud to be a part of the JoinTheLeaders, he dreams to build powerful network among Korean professionals that will become invaluable asset to Korean community, and provide exclusive blueprints for the future generations.
Jeein Im 임지인 (Toronto, ON)
Jeein has recently graduated from Schulich School of Business at York University with specialization in accounting and is now working at Deloitte as a tax analyst, pursuing her CA designation. She had been involved with Schulich's case competition organizing committee as a director and had been part of the consulting club as an executive, organizing different events and managing the activities for the club. As a member of JTL team, she wishes to contribute to building a strong young Korean professional community in North America by fostering leadership and teamwork opportunities.
Steven Hong 홍성준 (Toronto, ON)
Steven has a desire of providing strong networking opportunities for young Korean professionals and students to allow them to learn more about different career paths and work toward their dreams. By being part of JoinTheLeaders, Steven hopes to motivate people to be more involved in community activities and build a strong Korean-Canadian social network. Steven holds a Bachlelor of Mathematics in Honours Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management from University of Waterloo. He is currently an Analyst at KPMG’s Transactions & Restructuring Valuations practice which conducts valuations of companies and complex financial instruments for numerous purposes including, financial reporting, securities law requirements and acquisition transactions.
Jenny Seo 서유진 (New York, NY)
Jenny Seo is a third year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. She graduated Honors from the University of Maryland where she received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship and won 2nd place in biological sciences at the 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. As a Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellow, she served as a founder/president for the Korean International Student Association (KISA) on the campus advocating leadership among first and second generation Korean students. She has participated in numerous medical missions and believes leadership is an essential part of quality health care. In creating a vision of building cultural competency and advancement in health care, she recognizes a role for young Korean American/Canadian professionals. As a member of JoinTheLeaders, Jenny is excited to learn leadership skills from other members of different backgrounds and wishes to expand this network further in America.
James Choi 최재원 (London, ON)
James currently holds a Bachelor of Science and is working on his Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He would like to see JoinTheLeaders become the hub of the Korean-Canadian community and help its members to connect with each other. Furthermore, James would like to develop leadership skills in its members and ensure that Korean-Canadians becomes the leaders of tomorrow.
Paul Gil 길대균 (Toronto, ON)
Paul is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo and currently works as a consultant at KPMG’s Advisory group, specializing in internal audit and risk compliance. Paul is also a Chartered Accountant candidate after successfully completing his UFE in 2011. From his prior work experiences, it was evident that Korean professionals have limited network and resources in North America’s professional work environment. As a result, Paul recognizes the need for strong network among young Korean professionals, and its importance in developing the next generation of leaders from the Korean-North American community. As a member of JoinTheLeaders, Paul hopes to raise awareness of Korean professionals in various industries across North America, and ultimately, eliminate the barriers to allow more resourceful interaction and network opportunities to both professionals and students in our community.
Katie Lee 이재인 (Toronto, ON)
Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Waterloo with a major in Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy Honours Cooperative program. Throughout her studies, Katie was actively involved in the campus community by taking executive roles in University of Waterloo’s Accounting & Finance Student Association (UW AFSA). After completing her Masters in Accounting (MAcc), she is currently working as a global transfer pricing consultant in downtown Toronto. As a member of JoinTheLeaders, Katie hopes to foster a culture of growth and development within the Korean-North American community, especially among students and young professionals.
Kevin Kim 김태영 (Toronto, ON)
Tae is passionate about helping young Korean students and professionals develop into their own and succeed in western culture. Understanding that extra support might be needed in this adventure, he has a particular interest in formal and informal mentoring opportunities. Appreciating diversity across different languages, he has been involved as the President of the University Multilingual Association while studying for his degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Kevin currently works for IBM Canada Ltd. as a Senior Consultant. He is primarily involved in full cycle business system implementations, specifically business process designs, system configuration, and workshop presentations. Tae is excited to be part of JTL and is fully dedicated to its continuous growth. Fighting!
West Chapter 서부지부
Chris Heebum Lee 이희범 (Vancouver, BC)
Chris Heebum Lee graduated from University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree majoring in civil engineering, with a structural engineering background. Chris is currently working as a building enclosure/science engineer at Spratt Emanuel Engineering in Vancouver. He is involved in failure investigations of many types of buildings, as well as contract administration and project management of remedial construction projects. His interest in promoting leadership and networking in Korean-Canadian community has led him to apply to JoinTheLeaders. With his involvement in JoinTheLeaders’s ‘Follow the Leaders’ project, he now hopes someday to present JoinTheLeaders to the global community and learn of the ways how the world in general views ‘leadership’.
Brian Hansol Kang 강한솔 (Vancouver, BC)
Brian Kang started to serve the community by volunteering to help homeless people in Korea. After moving to Canada, while he was in university, he continued to be engaged in community service by participating mentorship program and being a founding member of UBC Catholic Korean Students Society. Brian is thrilled to build up the foundation of the network for the Korean Canadian young professionals. He wishes not only to help Korean community to grow bigger in Canadian society but also to develop his own skills to be able to motivate younger generations to take initiatives. He is working in the software engineering/Network field in Vancouver area after graduating UBC with Computer Science combined with Mathematics degree.
Steve Ha 하승수 (Vancouver, BC)
Seungsoo (Steve) was the secretary of University of Waterloo Korean Students Association (UWKSA) during 2005- 2006. He participated in various activities with the executive team. Steve is working as an analyst at Accenture Business Service of Utilities in Vancouver. Steve serves as a canvasser for United Ways for Accenture to get people involved in the community and raise money. He is currently working towards his CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation. Steve wants to incorporate all of the Korean communities into one, the hub and develop a strong connection between each and all of the Korean Canadian organizations. He also believes in the success of bringing Korean Canadians together and building a national wide Korea- Canadian Community.
Stella Chun 전소영 (Vancouver, BC)
Stella Chun has been actively involved in the community since high school. In university, she started to become more involved with the Korean-Canadian community by taking executive roles in University of Ottawa Korean Student's Association (UOKSA) and in Korean Students' Association of Canada (KSAC). In UOKSA, she took on initiative to start new events for UOKSA, some of which became an annual event such as Cocktail Party. Stella has also been working hard to network with other Koreans by attending events and conferences such as YGTLC and YGF, where she gained valuable knowledge and skills that can be brought back to the Korean Canadian community.
Philip Kim 김도윤 (Los Angeles, CA)
Philip Do Yoon Kim graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree majoring in civil engineering. He is currently working as a building enclosure/science engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger based out of LA. He has been involved in the designs, investigations and administration of construction of many high profile projects located in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, and San Francisco. Philip is excited at the opportunity to network Korean-Canadians and to help develop an organization that is viewed upon positively not only by the Korean-Canadian community, but also the overall Canadian community.
Alice Kim 김유현 (Vancouver, BC)
Alice Kim graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Psychology. She has pursued her dream of being an educator by completing a Bachelor of Education at UBC and is currently working as a high school mathematics teacher in the Langley School District. She has been actively involved in youth leadership development through various work and volunteer experiences such as the Youth Leadership Program. She hopes to make contributions to the Korean-Canadian community through the activities of JoinTheLeaders. By connecting the existing Korean-Canadian organizations, she aims to provide more opportunities for members of the Korean community to expand their social network and develop leadership skills.
Paul Lee 이아형 (Vancouver, BC)
Paul completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario with Honours in Business Administration. Paul is passionate about community development – he organized development missions to Winnipeg and Panama while studying at Western, where he worked with the local leaders to create a more self-sustaining community. Paul is currently working for a management consultancy, SECOR, in its Vancouver office. His primary focus is on business intelligence, performance improvement and scenario planning in the natural resources industry and public sector. Paul is a firm-believer in mentorship, collaboration and networking; he believes that effective mentorship, working collaboratively as a community and connecting today's leaders with leaders of tomorrow will create the synergetic Overseas Korean communities as envisioned by the members of JoinTheLeaders. Paul is über excited about the seemingly small, yet impactful changes that JoinTheLeaders will bring to the Korean-Canadian community at large!
Andrea Yeo 여지현 (Vancouver, BC)
Andrea is studying at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science. Throughout her high school years, she has been involved in many volunteer organizations and has dedicated time the community. During the time, she wrote an article in the Vancouver Educational Post to illustrate what she was able to gain how she matured by providing aid. As shown, it is her passion to actively engage in philanthropic initiatives and she hopes to contribute her effort in strengthening such areas of JoinTheLeaders. Although, Andrea feels as if she lacks much experience, she hopes to learn quickly and help individuals in the Korean-Canadian community to become more familiar with various ways of volunteering. By establishing more sustainable philanthropic projects that Korean- Canadians can continuously participate, Andrea aims to motivate people to always give back to the community.
Asia Chapter 아시아 지부
Yongsub Eric Shin 신용섭 (Seoul, Korea)
As JoinTheLeaders co-founder, Yongsub thrives to build a strong network among young professionals and students, spanning the entire North American continent and further to the world. Not only for the development of Korean-Canadian community, also for every individual community members' leadership development, Yongsub wishes to meet more bright-minded community enthusiasts as much as he wishes JoinTheLeaders team to grow. With his background experience from serving as Vice President at University of Waterloo Korean Students' Association (UWKSA) and an active member at Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Student Development Committee (KCSF-SDC), Yongsub plans to develop his skills to help younger generation in our beloved community and grow together. He was also one of 90 overseas Korean young leaders who attended 13th Future Leaders Conference, hosted by Overseas Koreans Foundation in 2010. As a graduate from Honours Computer Science with Software Engineering option from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from INSEAD, Yongsub has provided professional IT consulting services to various companies such as Bank of Montreal, Credit Suisse, BC Hydro, etc.. He is currently working for Samsung Electronics as a business development manager.
Hyungbin Kim 김형빈 (Singapore)
Hyungbin Kim has a vision of creating a professional network that would help young Korea Canadians to be successful in their respective industry and academia. Since the inception of the group, he focused on building a community organization that would create and support such network so that a next generation of great leaders can be developed. He is currently an INSEAD MBA candidate for 2012. Prior to the school, he was a consulting actuary at Ernst & Young in Boston Office serving large US, Canada and international insurance clients, providing advisory services around merger & acquisition, securitization and financial reporting. He graduated from University of Waterloo and was a visiting student at Harvard University.