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Jiyeon Kim

Region: Asia Pacific
Tel: +82 (2) 6138 4326

Signium Korea
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Practice Groups: Industrial


Jiyeon is the Managing Partner of Signium Korea. She mainly focuses on Executive Search for Industrial, Consumer Products and Professional Service sectors across various functions.

Prior to joining Signium, Jiyeon was a founder of her own search industry practice serving major Korean conglomerates, small and mid–sized Korean companies, as well as multinational companies. Subsequently, she joined a global executive search firm to lead their industrial practice in Korea. Her main industrial clients were in manufacturing, automobiles, chemical, renewable energy, and construction while she also worked with professional services firms in consulting and law. Jiyeon has worked in management consulting for 10 years with Accenture and ATKearney. She has served clients in the automotive, telecommunication and manufacturing industries focusing on strategy formulation, transformation, process re-engineering, and market entry strategy. She then pivoted to become a Sales & Marketing executive at Hyatt hotels, and she was involved in opening two Hyatt hotels in Incheon and in Seoul as a Director of Sales & Marketing. 

Jiyeon was born and raised in Korea, and she has studied and worked in both Korea and the US. She obtained her MBA degree from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.