About Seungheon

Since joining McKinsey in 2002, Seungheon has worked with leading global enterprises across industries with focuses on automotive (OEM and suppliers), heavy industries (shipbuilding and offshore plants), electronics (appliances, TV, printers, PCs), and electronic components (semiconductor memory, SoCs, display panels, solar PV, LED).

Seungheon’s work cuts across an array of functions, and he brings expertise in operations transformation (capital productivity improvement for EPC projects, procurement transformation, design-to-value), M&As (due diligence, PMI planning, post-merger transformation), growth strategy, new business development, corporate center functions, innovations, and go-to-market strategy.

Seungheon’s recent client work, predominantly in the automotive sector, includes:

  • Supporting a major PE firm for an acquisition and operational turnaround of a global leading auto supplier. Engagements included due diligences, PMI planning, PMI, and design-to-cost transformation for operational improvement
  • Supporting a global leading auto supplier for cost innovation
  • Developing connected-car strategy for a global leading OEM
  • Developing perspectives in xEV (electric vehicles), ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), infotainment, and telematics for a leading global IT company
  • Auto industry strategy for a leading global lithium-ion battery manufacturer

Prior to joining McKinsey, Seungheon was a project manager at Samsung Electronics, where he led Samsung’s next-generation semiconductor memory development.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD, physics

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
BS, physics