A leading driver and strong advocate for European Businesses in Korea
Chairperson

Dirk Lukat
CEO, Schenker Korea

Dirk is a German citizen and has been Managing Director & CEO of Schenker Korea Ltd in Seoul since January 2015. He started his career at the former Schenker & Co. GmbH in Frankfurt and held a number of management positions at DB Schenker in Singapore, Vietnam, and India. Before coming to Korea, he served as General Manager of SchenkerSeino in Japan and was active in the Logistics & Transport Committee of the European Business Council. He has comprehensive experience in the logistics industry for over 20 years and an excellent understanding of APAC and international markets and trade. Dirk joined the ECCK as a member in January 2015, was elected as a board member in 2017, elected as Vice Chairperson in 2019 and Chairperson in July 2020.

 

 

Vice Chairperson

Jan Benggaard
Country President, Oerlikon Balzers Korea

Jan is a Danish citizen and is the Managing Director of Oerlikon Balzers Korea Ltd since November 2016. In Busan, he has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Wärtsilä Marine Systems (previously L-3 Marine Systems) since 2002. Before moving to Busan in 1998, he worked as a project engineer and later as Sales Manager in charge of regional operations in the Americas and Europe. Jan’s honorary assignments include being a Board Member and Treasurer of Busan International Foreign School since 2005 as well as a Vice Chairman of the ECCK since February 2015.

 

Vice Chairperson

Gilles Fromageot,
President & CEO, AXA Korea

Gilles Fromageot is a French and Spanish citizen and is the President & CEO of AXA Korea since 2017, as well as a Board member of AXA China. Prior to his post, he served as Global Chief Financial Officer for AXA Global Direct from 2015 to 2017 in Paris, and as AXA Korea’s CFO between 2012 and 2015. After 7 years in Korea, he has developed a deep knowledge of Korean business environment in general and of Korea’s financial industry in particular. Before joining AXA in 2007, he has worked as an auditor and consultant at Mazars.

 

Vice Chairperson

Donghee Kim
Country Leader, Philips Korea

Donghee is a Korean citizen and is the Country Leader of Philips Korea. She has been driving the strategic growth and direction of all businesses within Philips Korea since 2018. She has a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and has accumulated extensive corporate and global leadership experience while managing multiple market segments in the Asia Pacific region (Edwards Lifesciences 2011-2018, Boston Scientific 2004-2011). Prior to joining the healthcare industry, she worked as a management consultant (Deloitte 2000-2002, Arthur Anderson 1997-1999).

 

Director

Donghwan Kim
General Manager, Finnair Oyj.

Dong Hwan is a Korean citizen and has been working for Finnair as a Sales Manager since 2008. Until 2011, he mainly took care of Regulatory matters as well as Corporate & Trade Sales. In 2011, he has worked in Finnair HQ as a Corporate Sales Manager in Global Corporate Sales team having a role of Corporate Sales in whole Europe to Korea. Then, he was appointed as a General Manager from 2012 taking responsibility of whole Finnair business in Korea.

 

Director

Fredrik C Johansson
Country Retail Manager, IKEA Korea

Fredrik is a Swedish citizen and has been Country Retail Manager of IKEA Korea since July 2019. He first joined IKEA in Ä lmhult, Sweden in 1987. After earning his Master’s degree, he gained extensive exposure in the global home furnishing industry in various positions within IKEA in several countries spanning from Asia to Europe including Managing Director of IKEA Components. He moved to IKEA Retail in 2010, where he extended his experience as Deputy Store Manager and Store Manager for XuHui and Daxing stores in China. He was also the Deputy Country Manager for IKEA France for almost 3 years before joining IKEA Korea in 2017 as Deputy Country Manager.

 

Director

Thomas Klein 
President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea

Thomas Klein is a German citizen and has been appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea from January 1, 2021. Since beginning his career with Daimler AG in 1999, Thomas built his career as a member of Daimler AG’s Management Trainee program, various functions in the German organization on both wholesale and retail level, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars at Sandown Motors Holding Pty, South Africa, and the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East in Dubai. He has successfully led the sales and services performance in the region based on his diverse experience in sales and marketing. He has significantly contributed to the overall success of the brand and built excellent relationships with partners as well.

Treasurer

Elizabeth Kyunghee Nam
Finance Director, Diageo Korea

Elizabeth is a Korean citizen and is Finance Director at Diageo Korea. She has 18 years of progressive experience in Finance and General management within the business units in the developed & emerging markets, global organization and start-up business. Before joining Diageo, Elizabeth worked with LG Telecom, Shepard, Schwartz & Harris and Philippine Airlines

 

 

Trustee

Kay-Jannes Wegner
Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang

Kay-Jannes is a German citizen and dual qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt, Germany and Solicitor, England and Wales). He has been working as a senior attorney with Kim & Chang since 2011, primarily advising European clients. Before moving to Korea, KayJannes practiced with international law firms in London from 2001 to 2007 and Singapore from 2007 to 2011.

 

Belgium

Philippe Gerard
APAC Large Enterprise and Webscale VP
Nokia

Bulgaria

Chris Georgiev
Co-Founder & Marketing Director
IMAGGA

Denmark

Jason Park
Country Sales Lead
Maersk

Finland

Heikki Ranta
Chairman
Finncham

France

Cédric Legrand
Managing Director
French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Germany

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

Greece

Chris Kalargiros
Co-Founder & Executive Advisor
DBLOS Company

Italy

Andrea Balanzoni
Co-Representative
Lotte Versalis Elastomers

Norway

Andreas Kristoffersen
Head of Section
DNV GL Maritime

Latvia

Alex Kang
Director
Palleteries Korea

Luxemburg

Jin Choi
MD & Head – Asia
Genii Capital

Poland

Jaroslaw Wasielewski
Managing Director
Towimor

Spain

Minah Oh
General Secretary
ESCCK

Sweden

Håkan Cervell
CEO
Ericsson LG

Switzerland

Erwan Vilfeu
President
Zuellig Pharma

Seoul Office
President

Christoph Heider
Tel: +82 2 6261 2701
E-mail: christoph.heider@ecck.or.kr

Vice President

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

Automotive Committees | Head

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

Chemical Committee | Manager

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

Cosmetics / Healthcare Committees | Director

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

Financial Services Committees | Manager

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

Food & Beverage / Kitchen & Home Appliances Committees | Director

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

IPR and Fashion & Retail Committees | Manager

Eunsung Na
Tel: +82 2 6261 2705
E-mail: eunsung.na@ecck.or.kr

Event Management | Manager

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

Membership & Management Support | Manager

Hyeeun Cho
Tel: +82 2 6261 2700
E-mail: hyeeun.cho@ecck.or.kr

PR & Communications | Manager

So Hyeun Cho
Tel: +82 2 6261 2715
E-mail: sohyeun.cho@ecck.or.kr

PR & Communications | Assistant Manager

Jihyun Shin
Tel: +82 2 6261 2714
E-mail: jihyun.shin@ecck.or.kr

Finance & Administration | Manager

Hyoeun Choe
Tel: +82 2 6261 2703
E-mail: hyoeun.choe@ecck.or.kr

Busan Chapter Representative
Marine & Shipbuilding

Nuri Chung
Tel: +82 51 959 9696
E-mail: nuri.chung@ecck.or.kr

Researchers
Automotive Industry Committee

Euna Lim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2708
E-mail: euna.lim@ecck.or.kr

Financial Services Committee

Nuri Kim
Tel: +82 2 6261 2712
E-mail: nuri.kim@ecck.or.kr

Committee Researcher

Hyowon Moon
Tel: +82 2 6261 2706
E-mail: hyowon.moon@ecck.or.kr

Busan Chapter 

Yeyoung Park
Tel: +82 51 959 9695
E-mail: yeyoung.park@ecck.or.kr

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