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Youngjin Kim

Country Head

Youngjin the Country Head of GR Korea, part of the GR Group.  Youngjin is an experienced government relations and public affairs professional with extensive background in media and network in Korea’s policy making community.​

Prior to joining GR group, Youngjin spent 12 years at Diageo, the world’s largest producer of spirits.  Most recently, Youngjin was Corporate Relations Senior Director for Diageo North Asia (Korea/Japan), managing all corporate affairs and relationships with key stakeholders (governments, media, industry associations and civil organisations). His responsibilities also included compliance, crisis and issue management, and reputation management. ​

Youngjin started his career as a journalist, working for leading newspapers in Korea for over a decade, covering topics such as industry policy, economy, and finance. He has an MA in Communications from Korea University School of Journalism, a Master’s in Arbitration and Mediation at International Affairs School, Seoul National University, and a BA from Hankook University of Foreign Studies. Youngjin speaks fluent English.