Who we are

IRC Consulting Team

Peter A. Underwood, Managing Partner

  • Over 35 years of business experience in Korea
  • In depth knowledge of Korean industry and business practices
  • Specialist in Korean market entry, business strategy development and implementation, problem resolution
  • Skilled at identifying partners and developing critical relationships with business leaders and key decision makers
  • Native English speaker, fluent in Korean

Contact: pau@ircconsultingkorea.com

Kim, Ji-Yeon, Director, Senior Consultant

  • Ms. Kim’s primary responsibility is to serve as Director of the Korea office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Extensive experience in investment promotion, program management and trade and economic policy working for Governments, International Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Korean History from Sookmyung Women’s University, Master’s degree in Economics from Yonsei University
  • Native Korean speaker, fluent in English

Contact: kjy@ircconsultingkorea.com

Yoon, Dong-young (Dave), Director, Senior Consultant

  • Mr. Yoon is a senior consultant responsible for researching, analyzing and reporting market information
  • Background in finance with previous experience in investment and research in the securities industry
  • IRC Consulting’s chief administrative officer
  • Solid primary and secondary research skills and organized, concise, analytical writing
  • B.A. Sogang University, Korea
  • Native Korean speaker, fluent in English

Contact: ydy@ircconsultingkorea.com

Lim, Yu-chul (Eric), Senior Consultant

  • Mr. Lim’s primary responsibility is to support IRC’s key contact with Fort Wayne Metals by serving as their Country Manager
  • Background in Engineering with professional experience in B to B sales & marketing of technical/engineering based products working with several foreign invested firms in Korea 
  • Skilled at communication effectively & efficiently between Foreign head-office and Korean customers / partners, developing and maintaining reliable & continuous relationships with key accounts / partners
  • B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Korea University
  • Native Korean speaker, fluent in English 

Contact: lyc@ircconsultingkorea.com

Lee, Seunghun (Jacob), Consultant

  • Mr. Lee’s primary responsibility is Trade Representative for IRC’s contract with the State of Georgia Korea office
  • Specialized in market research and partner identification
  • Background in international trade
  • B.A. in actuarial science from Binghamton, the State University of New York
  • Native Korean speaker, fluent in English

Contact: lsh@ircconsultingkorea.com

Henry G. Morris, Advisor

  • Korean financial sector specialist
  • Over 35 years of business experience in Korea working Bermuda Trust, HG Asia, Standard Chartered Merchant Bank / Standard Chartered Securities, Kleinwort Benson, Ssangyong Investment & Securities, Prudential Insurance Company
  • Longtime member of the Seoul Economic Forum
  • B.A. from the University of Maryland, M.A. from the College of William and Mary, Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College
  • Frequent guest commentary on Korea’s financial and economic issues to CNBC, BBC World Service, the Financial Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and other media
  • Native English and fluent in Korean

Contact: hgm@ircconsultingkorea.com

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