A leading driver and strong advocate for European Businesses in Korea

Philippe Van Hoof
Country Manager, ING Korea

Philippe Van Hoof is the Country Manager of ING Bank N.V. in Seoul since August 2021. Prior to that, he was ING’s Head of Financial Institutions APAC, based in Singapore, and has been a member of the Asia Pacific Senior Management Team since 2017. Philippe has 29 years of banking experience, including 15 years in  Singapore, Korea and Japan. In addition to managing strategic relationships with banks, Philippe has extensive experience in covering insurers, asset managers, securities companies and sovereign wealth funds at executive/board level on a wide range of strategic topics. A Belgian citizen, Philippe joined the ECCK as a member from 2021 and was elected in June 2022 as a Chairperson of ECCK’s Sustainability Committee. He then was appointed as a Chairperson of the ECCK in June 2023. While he was based in Singapore, Philippe was the chairman of Eurocham Singapore’s Financial Services Committee until 2018, and later served as Vice President from April 2019 until July 2021.

Vice Chairperson

Younhee Kim 
General Manager, Galderma Korea 

Younhee Kim is a Korean citizen and is the General Manager of Galderma Korea since October 2020. She has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, Vaccines, skincare & medical device business industry for over 20 years. Her understanding of Korean business and culture is based on, not only the local experience but also the working experience in Asia Pacific region, Europe and US. Before joining Galderma, she has worked with global companies including L’oreal Korea, MERZ Korea and MSD (MERCK & Co.,INC.) leading sales & marketing and other business and communications strategy. Younhee joined the ECCK as a member in Oct 2020, was elected as Vice Chairperson in May 2022.

Vice Chairperson

Mathias Vaitl 
President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Korea 

Mr. Mathias Vaitl has been appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea from September 1, 2023.
Mr. Vaitl graduated with Diploma (FH) in Business Administration from Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU) specializing in Automotive Industry and International Business Management in 2005, and in the same year, he joined Mercedes-Benz as a Business Manager for Dealer Network at its subsidiary in Prague, Czech Republic. Mathias Vaitl has extensive automotive experience in Digital Services, Sales, Training & Qualification, as well as Customer Services and Network Development in German, Chinese and Czech Republic markets.

Vice Chairperson

Per Stenius
Chairman & CEO, Reddal

Per Stenius is a Finnish Citizen and is the Director of Reddal Korea, as well as the Chairman and CEO of Reddal Inc. since 2010. He has over 25 years’ experience in the field of strategy and operative process development in multiple industries. During his career, he has worked as a top management consultant and executive, holding positions at McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Stratos Ventures, and several technology companies. Per holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Masters in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M. Sc. in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. He has written over 30 articles in leading journals for business and science, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies. Per with Reddal Korea joined ECCK as a member in Oct 2020.


Gayoung Lee
Managing Director, Knoell Korea Ltd.

Gayoung Lee is a Korean citizen and a Managing Director of Knoell Korea. She has been serving as Managing Director since the establishment of the company in Korea in January 2016. Before joining Knoell, she had been in the business area of sustainability and climate change mostly as a consultant. Since joining Knoell, she is working in chemical regulatory area.



Erik Roelans
CEO, ER-Marine

Erik Roelans is a Belgian citizen and leads the company ER-MARINE providing solutions for floating offshore wind projects. Based on over 20 years expertise from offshore oil & gas operations and offshore Newbuilding projects. Since 2008 Erik Roelans has been developing offshore energy reduction projects and alternative fuel implementation concepts with LPG, LNG, Methanol and the hybrid electrification of offshore installations. Since 2020 Erik is full-time occupied with the Korean floating offshore wind topic. Building on expertise and learning new things in this new industry and transforming this into practical solutions as a contributor to a more sustainable world.



David Taeseung Yoo
Co-CEO, Copenhagen Offshore Partners

David Taeseung Yoo is a Korean citizen and is the CO-CEO of Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) Korea since 2018. He has set up Korean entity for COP in 2018. He is an expert in offshore wind and has 13 years of hands on experience in renewable energy (offshore wind power) and played an instrumental role in driving the nation’s offshore wind industry. During the past years, David has also contributed successfully to the development of Korea’s first 100MW scale offshore wind power project and implemented master plan and rolling plan for Korean government’s 2.5 GW offshore wind power projects in the Southwestern Sea of Korea. Currently, he is supervising entire Korean offshore wind power development activities for COP and has been leading the success of COP Korea based on his expertise and experience.


Robert Browell
Partner, Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers

Robert Browell is a British citizen and is a partner at Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Korea member firm of PwC and Korea’s largest professional services organisation. Robert has over 20 years of experience in providing services to multinational clients including a large number of European groups operating in a range of different industry sectors. Robert spent the first 10 years of his career working for PwC in the UK before joining PwC Korea in 2012. Robert is also currently serving as the Chairperson of the Taxation Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce and as Special Advisor to the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea.



Johan Vandromme
Senior Advisor, Kim & Chang

Johan Vandromme is a Belgian citizen and has been a senior advisor with Kim & Chang since October 2020, as well as from 2007 to 2009. He started his career in Brussels in 2001 as a case-handler at the European Commission’s Competition Directorate-General, before moving to Korea in 2007. He left private practice in 2009 to return to the service of the European Commission at the Delegation in Beijing, covering trade and competition matters, later coming back to Korea in 2013 to the Seoul Delegation. Prior to returning to Kim & Chang as a senior advisor in 2020, he was serving at the Beijing Delegation since 2018, covering matters of competition and justice policies for the Commission.


Philippe Gerard
APAC Large Enterprise and Webscale VP


Chris Georgiev
Co-Founder & Marketing Director


Jesper Krarup Holst
Copenhagen Offshore Partners


Heikki Ranta


Cedric Legrand
French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Martin Henkelmann
President & CEO
Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI)


Chris Kalargiros
Co-Founder & Executive Advisor


Stefano Piantoni
CEO & Board Member
IDS Korea Ltd.


Jin Choi
MD & Head – Asia
Genii Capital

The Netherlands

Andreas Varkewisser


Andreas Kristoffersen
Head of Section
DNV Maritime


Jaroslaw Wasielewski
Managing Director


Minah Oh
General Secretary


Anders Axebark
Taurus Systems Korea


Claudia Toenz
Swiss-Korean Business Council

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lucinda Walker
Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce in Korea


Stefan Ernst
Tel: +82 2 6261 2701
E-mail: stefan.ernst@ecck.or.kr

Government Relations | Vice President 

Bo Sun Kim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2702
E-mail: bosun.kim@ecck.or.kr

Head of Committee Operations
Cosmetics / Healthcare Committees | Senior Director

Ansook Park
Tel: +82 2 6261 2704
E-mail: ansook.park@ecck.or.kr

Food & Beverage / Kitchen & Home Appliances Committees | Director

Hyokyung Suh
Tel: +82 2 6261 2716
E-mail: hyokyung.suh@ecck.or.kr

Automotive Committees | Senior Manager

Changhoon Rim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2709
E-mail: changhoon.rim@ecck.or.kr

Financial Services Committees | Manager

Siyoon Kim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2713
E-mail: siyoon.kim@ecck.or.kr

Fashion & Retail, IPR Committees | Manager

Sunyoung Kang
Tel: +82 2 6261 2717
E-mail: sunyoung.kang@ecck.or.kr

Energy & Environment, Sustainability, Tourism Committees | Assistant Manager

Hyewon Shin

Tel: +82 2 6261 2720
E-mail: hyewon.shin@ecck.or.kr

Chemical, Logistics & Transport Committees | Assistant Manager

Kyunghyun Kim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2718
E-mail: kyunghyun.kim@ecck.or.kr

Food & Beverage / Kitchen & Home Appliances Committees | Senior Manager

Shinwon Yoon
Tel: +82 2 6261 2716
E-mail: shinwon.yoon@ecck.or.kr

Marketing & Event Management | Senior Manager

Hyewon Shim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2711
E-mail: hyewon.shim@ecck.or.kr

Finance & Administration | Senior Manager

Geumchae Noh
Tel: +82 2 6261 2703
E-mail: geumchae.noh@ecck.or.kr

Membership Administration | Assistant Manager

Chaeyeon Yong
Tel: +82 2 6261 2714
E-mail: chaeyeon.yong@ecck.or.kr

PR & Communications | Senior Manager

Yuri Jang
Tel: +82 2 6261 2715
E-mail: yuri.jang@ecck.or.kr

Human Resources & General Affairs | Assistant Manager

Bokyung Cho
Tel: +82 2 6261 2712
E-mail: bokyung.cho@ecck.or.kr

Busan Chapter
Busan Chapter Representative

Andrew Millard
E-mail: andrew.millard@ecck.or.kr

Busan Chapter / Marketing & Event Management | Assistant Manager

Yeaji Kim

Tel: +82 51 959 9696
E-mail: yeaji.kim@ecck.or.kr

Committees Support Researcher

Somin Kim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2706
E-mail: somin.kim@ecck.or.kr

Committees Support Researcher

Minjung Kim

Tel: +82 2 6261 2708
E-mail: minjung.kim@ecck.or.kr

Event Team | Intern

Sohyun Kwon

Tel: +82 2 6261 2719
E-mail: sohyun.kwon@ecck.or.kr

General Administration & Management Support | Intern

Karina Delarue

Tel: +82 2 6261 2700
E-mail: karina.delarue@ecck.or.kr