Our Team

EastBridge professionals possess considerable and a comprehensive understanding of local markets throughout Asia. As one of the most experienced mid-market private equity teams in Korea, the EastBridge team has substantial investment and operational experience across various sectors.

 

 
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JUNGGANG,KEVIN LIM / Chairman, Managing Partner

  • Kevin is Founder and Chairman of EastBridge.

  • Prior to EastBridge he served as CEO of STIC Investments Inc, where he also was Chairman of the Investment Committee. Before being appointed as the CEO at STIC he headed the Global Operations of the company. He initiated and expanded STIC’s international presence by opening branch offices in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan and Vietnam. Prior to joining STIC Investments, Kevin worked for Samsung Electronics, where he was a Global Marketing Manager for five years and was involved in various overseas investment projects. He was directly involved in financing and marketing activities in the Regional Strategy Division. In addition, Kevin led many overseas marketing projects for high-tech products.  

  • Kevin received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA where his primary interest was Venture Capital and Private Equity.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Indian Studies with Honors from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi India.

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DONGSUK CHOI / CEO, Managing Partner

  • Dongsuk is CEO and Managing Partner of EastBridge.

  • Prior to joining EastBridge in 2017, he served as Head of Korea Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. Seoul Branch since 2014.  Prior to transferring to Seoul, Dongsuk spent 12 years in M&A and Sponsor Group at Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong.  Throughout his tenure at Goldman Sachs, he has advised leading Korean conglomerates and companies, Pan-Asian companies, multi-national companies, and global PE firms in their strategic transactions in both M&As and financings.

  • Prior to Goldman Sachs, Dongsuk spent 6 years at SKC, a subsidiary of SK Holdings specializing in chemical components, as a chemical engineer and a member of business development division.

  • Dongsuk received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemistry from Seoul National University with concentrations in electrochemistry and analytical chemistry

 
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JISOO PARK / CIO, Partner

  • Jisoo is Chief Investment Officer of EastBridge.

  • Prior to joining EastBridge, Jisoo was an Executive Vice President at a SME, BSE Holdings, where he was responsible for overall management of the company ranging from corporate strategy to sales and marketing. Prior to joining BSE Holdings, he worked at A.T.Kearney as an associate consultant. At A.T.Kearney he executed a myriad of projects including due diligence, growth strategy and strategic sourcing projects for leading international and Korean companies such as Korean telecommunication companies, a Korean chemical company, and a global cosmetics company.

  • Jisoo received MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, U.S. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from Korea University.

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KEEHONG PARK / CFO, Partner

  • Keehong is Chief Finance and Compliance Officer of EastBridge.

  • Prior to joining EastBridge in 2016, he served as Managing Director of principal investment in RyuKyung PSG Asset Management. Prior to RyuKyung PSG, he was at STIC Investments Inc. involved in both venture capital/private equity investment side and compliance/operational side before heading the company’s Operation Team. Kee Hong started his financial career at Shinhan Life Insurance as part of their Operation Team.

  • Kee Hong received a Bachelors in Economics from Hongik University.

 

 

Mark Kim / CIO Pan-Asia Region

  • Gulf Islamic Investment, STIC Investments Inc.

  • Masters Candidate in International Commerce in Seoul National University, Bachelor’s in Finance in Indiana University

Huu Nam Tran / Chief Representative of Vietnam

  • STIC Investment, Everest Partners, Saigon Star Partners, IDG Venture Vietnam

  • MBA in University of Chicago, Masters & Bachelor’s in Information & Communication Technology in Telecom Paris Tech

 

Haomin Su / Director Pan-Asia Region

  • SILEX PE, STIC Investments Inc., Fubon Security, Ernst&Young

  • MBA in University of San Francisco, Bachelor’s in Economics in University of Rochester

Eunjoon Park / Managing Director

  • Vonvon Inc., Coupang, Goldman Sachs, Standard Charted, McKinsey & Company

  • MBA in MIT Sloan, Bachelor’s in Sociology and Business in Korea University

 

Yoonseok Chung / Director

  • Samil PWC, STIC Investments Inc.

  • Bachelor’s in Economics in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jie Ren Chang / Senior Associate

  • Quadria Capital, Partners Group, IMS Consulting Group

  • Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering in National University of Singapore

 

Chulhyun Hwang / Associate

  • Hanjin Shipping Co, Ltd.

  • Bachelor’s in Business in Hanyang University

Giyup Han / Associate

  • Erez Corp., Ryukyung PSG Asset Management

  • Bachelor’s in Geography in University of Washington

 

Sooho Lee / Analyst

  • EastBridge Partners

  • Bachelor’s in Political Economics in University of California Berkeley

Donghwan Lee / Analyst

  • Damco Logistics Korea

  • Bachelor’s in Business in Korea University

 
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Operation Partners

Full-time dedicated operation partners with decades of industry experiences work directly with EastBridge Partners’ portfolio companies to help drive hands-on value add.

 

 

Taekwon Kim

  • Professional Experiences: S&T Motive, S&T Motors, S&T Daewoo, S&T Dynamics, Yeonsei University, UC San Diego

  • Expertise: Strategic planning and corporate management, Production planning and operation efficiency enhancement

 

Donghyun Kim

  • Professional Experiences: Coway, Woongin Booxen, Woongin Group, Cosmo Equity Partners, Arthur D. Little, Inc.

  • Expertise: Strategic planning and corporate management, Marketing management

 

Youngbok Yoo

  • Professional Experiences: Samsung Electronics (India, Vietnam and Korea)

  • Expertise: CAPEX management, Overseas office management, Production planning & operation efficiency enhancement

 

Sangchul Han

  • Professional Experiences: Ryukyung PSG Asset Management, RK Capital, Gangnam Cable TV, Hanyoung Textile

  • Expertise: Investor relations strategy and framework, Analyzing market & industry, IPO strategy

 

Jamin Hwang

  • Professional Experiences: MDS Technology, Samsung Electronics (China, India and Korea)

  • Expertise: Financial management, Administrative organization structuring

 

Jinbae Choi

  • Professional Experiences: STIC Investment, Ace Technology, Samsung Electronics

  • Expertise: CAPEX management, Production and operation line set-up/management

 

Kihyun Moon

  • Professional Experiences: Happycall, P&TEL, Samsung Electronics(Morocco, Singapore)

  • Expertise: Marketing management, Overseas sale management