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Joonkee Hong
Senior Advisor

Main Practice Areas

Global Finance
Capital Market







  • Cumberland Korea Country Head (2018 - Present)
    Cumberland DRW Asia Head (2019 - Present)

  • Kakaobank Board Member (Non-executive Director) (2016-2018)

  • UBS Group AG Korea Country Head (2013-2016)
    UBS Securities Head of Korea subsidiary (2013-2016)

  • UBS AG Head of Korea Bank Branch (2010-2013)

  • Nomura International, Hong Kong (2008-2010)

  • Lehman Brothers, Hong Kong, Asia Head of Global Finance (Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Equity Derivatives, Fixed Income Derivatives) (2005-2008) 

  • UBS Investment Bank, Rates and FX Derivatives (1995-2004)
    New York, Global Head of Emerging Markets (2002-2004)
    Hong Kong, Asia Head (1998-2002)
    Seoul, Korea Head (1995-1998)


  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Masters in management, Sloan School of Management (1989)

  • MIT, Masters in chemical engineering (1985)

  • MIT, Bachelor in chemical engineering (1984)

Representative Activities

  • The Korea Economic TV - KORATING, Blockchain Evaluation Expert Advisor (2022)

  • AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Korea, Co-chairmen, Blockchain Committee (2018 - Present)

  • Korea Blockchain Industry Cooperative, Vice Chairman, Founding member of the board (2019 - Present) 

  • Financial Supervisory Service, Member of Macro-economic Supervisory Forum (2012-2016)

  • Bank of Korea, Monetary Policy Advisory Group (2013-2016)

  • Blue House, Private sector member of the Emergency Economic Countermeasures Council (2012)

  • Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Member of Private-Public Finance Forum (2011-2013)

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