Jiyeon Kim
Managing Partner
Practice Groups
“My passion for this profession is rooted in my genuine curiosity and ability to empathize – both of which are qualities that cannot be replaced by technology.”
Prior to joining Signium, Jiyeon was in the search industry as a founder of her own 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. Jiyeon has worked in management consulting for 10 years at Accenture and ATKearney serving clients in the automotive, telecommunication and manufacturing industries. She then pivoted to become the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt hotels, where she was involved in opening two Hyatt properties in Korea.

As a Managing Partner of Signium Korea Jiyeon mainly focuses on the executive search for industrial, consumer products and professional service sectors across various functions. Her main industrial clients are in manufacturing, automobiles, chemical, bioscience, and renewable energy while she also works with management consulting and law firms.  

Jiyeon has a multi-cultural background and is fluent in Korean and English. She obtained her MBA degree from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. She enjoys golf, traveling, and relationship building with friends and family.