Yoochul Kim is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Business Intelligence practice and is based in Seoul. He has led projects for both South Korea-based and multinational companies, with a focus on investment due diligence, partner assessment, complex business intelligence, fraud investigations, and dispute support. These projects have spanned several sectors, including shipbuilding, private equity, real estate technology, and renewable energy.
Recent tasks that Yoochul has worked on include:
Before joining Control Risks, Yoochul spent more than a decade as a journalist with The Korea Times, South Korea’s most influential English-language daily, and Yonhap Infomax, a leading financial news content provider. While at The Korea Times, Yoochul was a chief correspondent covering South Korea’s presidential office at the Blue House, leading the teams covering industrial, financial and foreign policies. Yoochul interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, financial and cryptocurrency managers, political security experts, global think tanks and high-profile business executives.
Yoochul’s work on politics and technology has appeared in international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, The Guardian and Time Magazine.
Yoochul has a master’s degree in media strategy from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in the US, and a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Hanyang University in South Korea. He also holds a certificate in digital business strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in the US. He is a native Korean speaker and is fluent in English.