Kim Gook Tae
Mr Kim is a Korean entrepreneur, based in London. He draws upon his vast network within the business community to manage his import-export business between Korea and Europe. In addition to his native Korean, he speaks fluent English and good Italian. Mr Kim was educated at the prestigious Kyung-gi High School and at the Seoul National University, gaining a BSc in Architectural Engineering. After university, he worked for five years at the Korea Development Bank on evaluation and feasibility studies for large industrial projects.
He then moved to Daewoo, formerly one of the big four chaebol (conglomerates) in the area of Overseas Business Development and Project Management and was appointed Director in the late 1980's. In 1990, he set up his own business from a London base and now spends much of his time travelling between all parts of Europe and Korea.
He co-developed the programmes on Korean business culture with Bill Reed and has since delivered dozens of senior management seminars on the subject throughout Europe.