• Yoo, Young-Joo

IRC Limited

- Co-founder and President of IRC 

- Over 40 years of business experience in Korea

- Specialist areas include finance, personnel and asset management 

- Internal financial status management and decision making regarding corporate financing

- Particularly alert to the political and bureaucratic aspects of the Korean government/business interrelationship and its implications for foreign businesses operating in Korea




  • Peter E. Bartholomew


Vice President
Industrial & Marine Structures


- Mr. Bartholomew is co-founder and vice-president of IRC

- Over 40 years of business experience in Korea

- Specialist in shipbuilding and construction sectors and sourcing marine fabrications

- Expertise in all aspects of Korean trading practices, negotiation, creating consortia and project supervision

- B.A., Hamilton College, New York

- Graduate work in business administration, University of Maryland & Sungkyun-kwan University, Korea

- Fluent in Korean



  • Peter A. Underwood


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Business Development Services


- Mr. Underwood leads IRC’s Business Development Services department

- Over 35 years of business experience in Korea

- In depth knowledge of Korean industry, notably automotive sector

- 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 

- Fluent in Korean



  • Henry G. Morris


Corporate Financial Advisory Services


- Korean financial sector specialist

- Over 30 years of business experience in Korea

- HG Asia, Standard Chartared Merchant Bank/Standard Chartered Securities, Kleinwort Benson, Ssangyong Investment $ Securities, Prudential Insurance Company

- 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

- Fluent in Korean



  • Kim, Ji-Yeon

cropped_KJY1Senior Consultant
Business Development Services


- Ms. Kim’s primary responsibilities are 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 and fluent in English



  • Yoon, Dong-Young


Senior Consultant
Business Development Services


- Mr. Yoon is a senior consultant in the business development services team responsible for researching, analyzing and reporting market information

- Background in finance with previous experience in investment and research in the securities industry

- Solid primary and secondary research skills and organized, concise, analytical writing

- B.A. Sogang University, Korea

- Native Korean and fluent in English

  • Lim, Yu-Chul


Senior Consultant
Business Development Services


- 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 sales & marketing activities in the Healthcare/Medical device industry

- Specialized in B to B sales & marketing activities, more focused on Healthcare/Medical device industry with technical/engineering based products

- His experience includes working at the Korean branch of several foreign invested companies

- 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 and fluent in English

  • Lee, Seung hoon

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- Supports IRC’s State of Georgia Korea office responsible for trade promotion

- Specialized in market research and partner identification

- Background in international trade

BA in actuarial science from Binghamton, the State University of New York

- Native Korean and fluent in English

  • Baek, Seung-Won


Manager, Accounting


- Ms. Baek supports IRC’s Financial Administration

- She has Extensive experienced in tax business and accounting having various relevant certificate 

- Native in Korean and conversant in Japanese 

  • Kim, Binna

Assistant, Industrial Marine Structures


- Supports business development, research, documentation, logistic, communication and administration with clients

- Supports in organizing production and construction programs for industrial and marine structures on behalf of foreign companies

- Assists in organizing sales and component procurement activities for machinery and equipment produced by foreign companies 

- Bachelor’s degree in International Office Administration from Ewha Woman’s University 

- Native Korean and fluent in English