Mark Sungrae Kim


Mark Sungrae Kim is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Seoul, Korea office and a member of the Consumer Markets and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices.


Mark has more than 30 years of experience in executive search and industry, having worked with both Korean and multinational companies. He has successfully placed more than 200 CEOs, country managers, board directors, and senior executives in functions including sales, marketing, digital transformation, finance, human resources, supply chain, medical, legal, compliance, regulatory affairs, and public affairs.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mark spent 11 years with CJ CheilJedang and CJ Corp., Korea's leading consumer group with approximately US$30 billion in sales. Having started as a strategic planning and business development manager, he progressed to head of investor relations, working closely with senior management and stakeholders, including shareholders, investors, analysts, and equity salesmen. Institutional Investor recognized him in the category ‘Asia’s Best Investor Relations in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Industries.’ Before that, Mark was a foreign exchange dealer for FleetBoston (Bank of Boston) and in sales for SK Innovation’s (Kyungin Energy) aviation fuel business.

Mark speaks fluent Korean and English, as well as basic German, having spent a combined seven years in the US and Germany.


Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, Masters Degree in Business Administration

Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration