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Education

Aug 16July 18

Juris Doctor

The University of Hong Kong (Upper Second Class Honours)
  • Common law, international investment law, public international law
  • Dissertation: "A case against mandatory disclosure requirement of third-party funding arrangements in investment arbitration"
Sep 09May 12

Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Business and Marketing

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (First class honours)
  • Recipient of HKSAR Government Scholarship 2009-12 (all academic years)
  • Exchange Semester at University of Warwick, 2011 Spring
  • Member, student dance performance team
March 06Feb 09

Korean High School Diploma 

Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
  • Council member, Student executive committee (Sep 06 - Feb 07)
  • Member, Hip hop performance club and student dance team 

Work History

Oct 18Present

Marketing & Business Development | Coordinator

Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Help drive firm-wide or regional business development (BD) initiatives within the Asia offices as  appropriate, working closely with the wider regional and global BD teams 
  • Manage the preparation of pitches and proposals, working with partners and legal teams on pitch strategy and approach
  • Liaise with attorneys on articles for media opportunities, thought leadership pieces, external publications, legal directory and awards submissions to raise profiles of various practices as well as the firm
  • Work with outside organizations to identify, host, manage, organize and participate in a variety of events including monthly industry events as well as the creation of home-grown events on cutting-edge topics
Sept 17April 18

Marketing & Business Development | Part-time staff

Simmons & Simmons
  • Researched, collated and produced client intelligence material for key account management and new client development 
  • Aided with preliminary stages of pitch document generation and gathering relevant information from internal sources
  • Took the lead in designing and implementing the Asia CV Improvement Initiative that collects and maintains fee-earner CVs in a streamlined manner on a regular basis, successfully rolling out to two major practice groups across all Asia offices
  • Assisted with event planning, material development and on-site management for various in-house and offsite events
  • Managed Asia directories submissions by overseeing research schedules, creating tailored skeleton documents for respective practice group heads  to complete and drafting publication summaries and analyses for internal circulation
Jun 17Aug 17

Marketing & Business Development | Summer internship

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Engaged in extensive market research for initiatives in line with China's 'One Belt One Road' project, copy-writing (event titles and blurbs) for in-house seminars and drafting a magazine article for a major dispute resolution publication
  • Assisted with planning, vendor management, VIPs and speakers logistics and on-site management for the 2017 Colloquium of International Law with around 1,000 participants along with other events HKIAC organised or co-hosted
Sept 15June 16

Gap year | Entrepreneurship, Translation, Recruitment

Various - Took a gap year to engage in various projects and rethink my long-term career trajectory
  • Co-Founder and Head of Marketing and Sales for event-catering project Soulite (June - Dec 15)
  • Freelance Korean-English media translator (on a project basis)
  • Recruiter specializing in the Private Equity and Investment Banking space with Selby Jennings (Jan - May 16)
Jan 14Aug 15

Management Consultancy & Corporate Clients | Associate, Team Lead (April 15 -)

AlphaSights Ltd
  • Researched, sourced, vetted pitched and thereafter connected various high-level industry experts globally with clients in professional services for charged-by-the-hour knowledge sharing sessions conducted in varying formats
  • Managed the entire project cycle for multiple projects of varying time spans on a daily basis
  • Focal point of contact for the firm's Korea delivery, responsible for managing key client accounts, experts and recruitment
  • Trained junior members of the team mainly on professional communication with clients and negotiations with experts
Jun 12Dec 13

Syndicated Loans Product| Data Acquisition and Database Management Analyst

Bloomberg LP
  • Helped build and maintain a top quality intelligence database by acquiring data from connections  made with deal participants from top investment banks and law firms at industry events, client meetings and internal corporate events 
  • Managed submissions, publication and distribution of Bloomberg's quarterly Syndicated Loans League Table for banks and law firms in coordination with counterparts in EMEA, North America and Latin America

Skills

Business communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Rich experience in client relationship management, copy writing, translations (both Korean to English and English to Korean),  presentations
Project management
  • Managing full cycle of multiple client projects  as key liaison in AlphaSights, Branding, Event management, League table and/or directories submissions & publications management, Preliminary stages of pitching
Languages
  • Business proficient: English, Korean (Native)
  • Basic: Mandarin, Cantonese
Interests   
Bouldering, yoga, cooking, dance, reading, writing, cinema,  former member of the Law Society of Hong Kong dragon boat team