Korn Ferry
Joon Ko

Joon Ko



Joon Ko is a principal in Korn Ferry’s global industrial and technology market, based in firm’s Seoul office.

Mr. Ko brings over 6 years of experience in executive search and leadership assessment. He has helped diverse corporations make effective people decisions across talent management issues including hiring, leadership development, promotion and succession, and organizational restructuring.

Through his search tenure, Mr. Ko has successfully completed engagements for Korean clients as well as multinational ones across business sectors in global industrial market but with focal expertise in automotive, chemical and EPC.

Mr. Ko has also partnered with leading private equity funds in buyout investments and provided end to end talent related advise.

Prior to executive search career, Mr. Ko led the talent management of a 20 billion USD business Korean industrial corporation. From this position, he directed HR for over 30 subsidiaries from leadership issues to administrations.

Mr. Ko started his career from Bain & Company, a global leading strategy consulting firm and led and participated in multiple projects across regions including Korea, China, Japan and SEA countries as a case team leader.

Mr. Ko holds a master of chemical engineering from KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and a bachelor of chemical engineering from Yonsei University.