Kiwook Kim


Office Location: Seoul

Phone: +82 2 34306000

Kiwook Kim is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Seoul office specializing in financial services and private equity sectors.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kiwook spent 12 years in search in Seoul and New York. Most recently, he served clients in the financial services and private equity sectors in Korea with a leading international executive search firm, focusing on senior-level recruiting. Previously, Kiwook was with LG Investment & Securities in research sales, where he served clients in New York and London. In 2000, he worked for, an Asian internet media company, as a business development manager. The company was successfully listed on NASDAQ.  Prior to his career in business development, Kiwook was a sales trader at CLSA based in Seoul.

Kiwook was recognized as one of Asia-Pacific’s top recruiters by Asiamoney magazine.  He is on the board of directors of International Student Conference (ISC) based in Washington D.C.


Kiwook graduated with a bachelor of arts from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with an emphasis on political science and geography.

Areas of Expertise