MANAGEMENT

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Sungin Chung

Managing Partner/CEO

Sungin Chung is a Managing Partner and CEO of Premier Partners. Mr. Chung founded Premier Partners to build a leading private equity firm leveraging his long experience in the industry. Prior to founding Premier Partners, he was a CEO of InterVest and worked as CIO for Hyundai Venture Investment. He began his career in 1981 as a venture capitalist at KTB Network. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and MBA from Sogang University.

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Jay Song

Managing Partner/CEO

Jay Song is a Managing Partner and CEO of Premier Partners. Prior to founding Premier Partners, Mr. Song worked at InterVest, Hyundai Venture Investment and Samsung Electronics. Jay has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Hanyang University. He also completed Advanced Management Program at KAIST Graduate School of Business.

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Seong Kim

Partner/Managing Director

Seong Kim is a Partner of Premier Partners and is leading the Private Equity Division. He has led growth equity and buyout transactions in diverse industries. Prior to joining Premier Partners, he worked at STIC Investments, WTVC and Hyundai Motors. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and earned his MBA from the University of Oxford.

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Yongkee Lim

CFO

Yongkee Lim is a Managing Director and CFO of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Lim served as CEO, CFO of CDNeworks and worked for Hyundai Venture Investment. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Sogang University.

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Joonyoun Cho

Partner/Managing Director

Joonyoun Cho is a Partner of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr Cho worked at SK Telecom and Arthur Andersen. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Yonsei University and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

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Donghoon Lee

Partner/Managing Director

Donghoon Lee is a Partner of Premier Partners. He has invested in software, consumer and e-commerce industries. Prior to joining Premier Partners, he worked as an investment professional at STIC Investments. He also worked for Solid Technologies and Samsung Electro-mechanics as an engineer. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Korea University, majoring in Physics.

INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL

PE Division

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Byeongchan Kim

Director

Byeongchan Kim is a Director of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, he worked at Samil PwC and KUDOS. He also worked at TeuniTeuni as a CFO, one of Premier Partner’s Portfoilos, from 2017 to 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University. He was certified as a CPA in 2004.

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Donghoon Jeon

Director

Donghoon Jeon is a Director of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, he worked at Stax and Samil PwC. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Yonsei University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Hosung Ahn

Principal

Hosung Ahn is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Ahn worked at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Ahn received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University, and an MBA from University of Michigan.

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Minbeom Kim

Principal

Minbeom Kim is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Kim worked at the Investment Division of Simone Investment, Kingsley Capital Partners in London and IB Division of Yuanta Securities. He received a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from Korea University and an MBA from London Business School.

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Hyeonhwan Jang

Principal

Hyeonhwan Jang is a Principal of Premier Partners. Mr.Jang was certified as a CPA in 2016. Prior to joining Premier Partners, he worked for Deloitte Anjin Korea. At Deloitte from 2016 to 2018, he audited various companies and advised corporations and investors in many M&A projects. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Sogang University.

VC Division

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David Oh

Director

David Oh is a Director of Premier Partners. Prior to Premier Partners, he joined Hyundai Venture Investment where he worked hands-on with a range of consumer, automotive and healthcare companies. David started his career at Hyundai Motors after completing his military duty as a Marine Corps officer. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Yonsei University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Hayoung Yun

Director

Hayoung Yun is a Director of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Yun worked at the S/W research lab of IBM and strategy planning division of Samsung Medison. He received a B.S. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and an M.S. in BioMedical Engineering from Yonsei University.

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Seungmin Roh

Principal

Seungmin Roh is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Roh worked as an attorney-at-law at Hwang Mok Park, P.C.(Law Firm: Chungjeong) specializing in finance and M&A. He received a B.A. in Economics and a J.D. from Seoul National University and passed the Korean bar exam in 2013.

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Daniel Kim

Principal

Daniel Kim is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Kim worked at the Strategy Division of Doosan Heavy Industry and Investment Division of Solborn investment. He earned a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from Yonsei University.

BIO Division

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Steve Moon

Managing Director

Steve Moon, Ph.D. is a Managing Director of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Dr. Moon worked as a researcher at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, invested in life-science and IT startups at Hyundai Venture Investment. He received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from University of Michigan, and an MBA from University of Cambridge.

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Edward Cho

Director

Edward Cho is a Director of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Cho worked at Hanmi Pharmaceuticals, where he spearheaded Business Development and Alliance Managment initiatives for the company’s innovative programs. He holds a B.S. in Biological Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, an M.S. in Biological Science from Seoul National University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Jungpyo Hong

Principal

Jungpyo Hong is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Hong worked at IPO Division of NH Investment & Securities and worked as a CPA at Samil PwC. He received B.A. in Psychology and Bachelor of Business Administration from Yonsei University.

COMPLIANCE / RISK MANAGEMENT

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Eun Kyeong Park

Director

Director Eun kyeong Park joined Premier Partners in 2008, was in charge of administraion of company and funds, and has been in charge of risk management from 2018. Prior to joining us, She was in charge of administration of funds and audit for 18 years at KTB Network and graduated from Kyonggi University’s Business Administration Department.

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Cheongjo Hwang

Principal

Cheongjo Hwang is a Principal of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Ms. Hwang worked as a general counsel at ToolGen. She received her LL.B. and J.D. from Korea University and passed the Korean bar exam in 2016.

FUND ADMINISTRATION / MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

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Tae Woong Kwon

Principal

Tae woong Kwon is a Principal of Premier Partners and is in charge of managing the fund’s operations. Prior to joining Premier Partners, Mr. Kwon worked at Eagon Industrial, Samkwang glass and DongkooBio Pharmaceuticals. He also successfully carried on IPO project at MEK-ICS. He received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Chonbuk National University and is currently attending KAIST MBA.

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Seo Eun Park

Manager

Seo Eun Park is a Manager of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, She worked at management support team of Samsung Venture Investment Corp. She received a Bachelor degree in french from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

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Heehyun Lee

Associate

Heehyun Lee is an Associate of Premier Partners, in charge of the finance and administration of funds. She received a Bachelor degree in Economics from Hanyang University.

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Suyeon Kim

Associate

Suyeon Kim is an Associate of Premier Partners. Prior to joining Premier Partners, She worked at management & planning team of Capstone Partners. She received a Bachelor degree in Economics from Dongduk Women’s University.

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Kayoung Son

Assistant

Kayoung Son is an Assistant of Premier Partners. She received a Bachelor degree in Economics from Sangmyung University.