CK Koo


Office Location: Seoul

Phone: +82 2 34306000

CK Koo is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Seoul office and a member of the Industrial Practice.  He focuses on senior level executive search for clients in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, in the areas of chemicals, construction, energy, automotive, logistics, and manufacturing fields. CK has over twenty years of leadership experience in diverse industries giving him the knowledge to better serve clients with an insightful understanding of customers’ complex needs.

Most recently, he was the Asian regional head for DENTSPLY, a medical device company based in Hong Kong. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, CK worked in various industries, such as, chemicals, construction, minerals, automotive, and manufacturing industries as general manager and sales & marketing head at BASF, SUED-Chemie (now part of Clariant), RMDK, and Sika.


CK has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bath, Bath, UK. He also holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the KyungHee University, Seoul, Korea.