My personal goal is to make Korean companies into global leaders. At McKinsey, I get to work toward that goal every day and participate in these companies’ transformations. I think that is a unique opportunity, which cannot be replicated anywhere else.

My path to McKinsey

I began my career at a large conglomerate in Korea. I fully expected to be promoted and work at this same company for a long time. One day, I had the opportunity to work on a project with a team from McKinsey. I saw a completely different approach to working and adding value. This experience changed my whole career path. I prepared and pursued my MBA and eventually got a chance to work at McKinsey after graduation.

Developing professionally

Many companies say that employee growth is important, but few companies actually back that up. McKinsey considers personal growth essential, because people are our most important asset. I am supported by exceptional professional-development programs, on-the-ground training, and great people. Working with talented people from different backgrounds and regions is very motivating. I truly believe that I am continuously learning and growing at the firm.

Driving impact—personally and professionally

I believe that Korean companies have tremendous potential. Realizing their potential and growing sustainably in this rapidly changing, global market is challenging. McKinsey has the capabilities and tools to help these companies grow. My personal goal is to support Korean companies and make them global leaders. With innovative new products and services, they could make life better for people in Korea and around the world. At McKinsey, I get to work toward that goal every day and participate in these companies’ transformations. That is real impact.

Education

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
MBA

Seoul National University
BBA, marketing