Board of Directors

 

Chul Pak

Board Chair

Chul Pak is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s antitrust practice, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, mergers, and counseling. Chul defends clients in class actions, individual lawsuits, and complex multi-district antitrust litigations across the United States. His litigation matters include representing manufacturers, services companies, and technology firms in monopolization, tying, exclusive dealing, price-fixing, patent misuse, and conspiracy claims. Chul also counsels companies in mergers and non-merger investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and numerous state attorneys general. 

 

Prisca Bae

Prisca Bae is a corporate diversity expert and advocate for global women’s issues. She founded Girl President after 10 years of leading diversity, women’s and philanthropic initiatives in the private sector. Girl President works with visionary leaders and companies to advance diversity and gender equality.

Most recently, Prisca was an executive at PepsiCo, where she oversaw the gender diversity and women’s strategy for the Global Diversity & Engagement Center of Excellence. She helped develop and launch a $100 million commitment to women and girls and worked with leaders company-wide on gender parity and pay equity issues. She also served as chief of staff to PepsiCo’s Global Public Policy and Government Affairs group. 

 

Alex Chi

Alex Chi is a partner in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and head of the Private Credit Group in the Americas where he oversees the corporate leveraged loan, mezzanine and preferred equity investing strategies. Alex joined Goldman Sachs in New York after graduating from MIT in 1994 and spent the substantial majority of his career working in investment banking including financial sponsors where he led the firm’s efforts in the Americas, leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and debt capital markets.

 

Eun Sun Chun

Eun Sun Chun is a partner at 212box Architecture PC, a multidisciplinary design firm that approaches architecture, graphic design, advertising, and product design with a singular mix of detail-oriented commitment and a rigorously developed sense of play. 212box projects include residential, commercial and retail work. Prior to 212box, Eun was at William T. Georgis, Architect and David Brody Bond LLP. Eun is a native of Brooklyn and an alumna of Stuyvesant High School.

 

Michael K. Chung

Secretary

Michael Keyhoon Chung is the CEO of CIG Education Group and an Operating Partner with its parent company, Cambridge Information Group (CIG), a family office focused on investing in and operating companies in the education sector. Michael’s responsibilities include oversight of all of CIG’s education businesses and the execution of key strategic and operating initiatives for CIG companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of CIG Education Group subsidiaries, The School of The New York Times, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Bach to Rock.

 

Michael S. W. Chung

Mr. Chung is the Deputy Global Head of Equities at Millennium Management LLC, a global investment management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Chung is responsible for the selection and management of Millennium’s equity portfolio managers and teams globally alongside the Global Head of Equities. Prior to joining Millennium, Mr. Chung was the Head of Global Distressed and U.S. Credit Strategies at Arrowgrass Capital Partners where he worked since inception as a Founding Partner.

 

Jay Kim

Jay Kim is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse Group in the Global Markets division, based in New York. He is the Global Head of the Securitized Products department. The Global Securitized Products department consists of the following units: Securitized Products Sales and Trading, Securitized Products Finance, Select Portfolio Servicing, Sector Financial Inc. and LOCUS Analytics. In addition, Mr. Kim is a member of the Global Markets division Management Committee, Combined US Operations Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee, Global Markets Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee and the Credit Suisse US Intermediate Holding Company Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee.

 

Hon. Judy Kim

Judge Judy H. Kim was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County on November 8, 2016, and took office on January 1, 2017. She is the first Korean American to be elected to the bench in New York state. She has over twenty years of legal experience, and spent several years in private practice, where she specialized in maritime/admiralty law, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and matrimonial matters.

 

David H. Lee

Treasurer

David is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he serves as Co-Head of Americas Insurance Fixed Income. In this role, he manages a team of portfolio managers who oversee fixed income portfolios on behalf of domestic and multinational insurance companies that meet their income, performance and asset-liability management objectives. David is also an active participant in workplace diversity initiatives and serves on the CIMD Asian Professionals Network Steering Committee.

 

Cathy Oh

Cathy Oh serves as Global Head of Marketing and Analytics for Samsung Ads, capitalizing on approximately 15 years of global integrated marketing experience with Fortune 100 companies. As one of the first employees of Samsung Ads, Cathy was integral to building the Samsung Ads brand from the ground up, and under her leadership, the organization is redefining the advertising and Advanced TV landscape. Samsung Ads is one of the fastest growing North American divisions of the electronics giant.

 

Chris Park

Chris Park is the CEO of GenG Esports (2018-present), a global esports organization. Based in Los Angeles, Seoul, and Shanghai, Gen.G owns and operates top esports teams that have won 6 world championships in the company’s first two years. Gen.G also owns and operates innovative gaming programs, including the Gen.G Elite Esports Academy, and the #TeamBumble platform for the empowerment of women in gaming. 

 

David K. Park

David Park is Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Arts & Sciences, Member, The Committee on Global Thought, and Faculty Director, MA in Global Thought. Dr. Park is a member of Columbia University’s Data Science Institute and Fellow at the Center for the Management of Systemic Risk at Columbia University. Dr. Park is also a founding member of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab. Dr. Park has co-founded several New York-based technology companies.

 

Jeannie Park

Jeannie Park is a leader and executive in the areas of media and non-profit organizations. She is a former Executive Editor of People magazine, one of the world’s most successful magazines, where she oversaw editorial content as well as hiring, development and budgeting for the editorial staff. She had similar responsibilities as Executive Editor at In Style and as an Assistant Managing Editor at Entertainment Weekly. She spent 22+ years at those and other titles at Time Inc., where she co-founded the company’s Asian-American employee affinity group.

 

Rich Park

Rich Park is Managing Director and Head of the Strategic Solutions Group at the Mizuho Group where his responsibilities include Corporate & Structured Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee for the Corporate & Investment Bank in the Americas and the Executive Sponsor of MAAP, Mizuho’s Asian American Professional Network. Prior to joining Mizuho, Rich was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank for nearly 15 years where he focused on the private equity, credit and industrials sectors and was a member of the firm’s Global Credit and Financing Executive Committee.

 

 

James Seo

James Seo is the principal of James Seo Commercial, a commercial real estate advisory and brokerage. He has over 20 years of industry experience, specializing in corporate strategy and tenant representation for office, retail, and industrial users. His expertise includes sale leasebacks, investment sales, complex financial analysis, lease administration support, RFP and timeline documentation processes, broker selection, and market analysis. James has worked on several office and retail transactions in the New York Area, ranging from startup offices to large corporate headquarter relocations.

 

 

S. Steven Yang

Dr. S. Steven Yang is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a principal of The Hand Center of the NYU Langone Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases. Formerly he was the Director of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity at Lenox Hill Hospital and served on the Medical Executive Committee of MEETH-North Shore-LIJ Health System. He is an attending surgeon at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Yang is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

 

 

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