Young-Gak (Ken) Yun C'77
Samjong KPMG

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Ken Yun is the founder, senior managing director and representative director of Samjong KPMG. Prior to this, Mr. Yun was the CEO of Samjong Houlihan Lokey, a joint venture between Samjong and Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, U.S.A. Mr. Yun has established Samjong KPMG as one of the fastest growing professional services groups in Korea. Ken Yun’s areas of expertise include corporate M&A, restructuring, and commercial transactions. Recently, Mr. Yun has led several high profile M&A transactions, including the sale of Hanbo Iron and Steel Corp. to Yamato of Japan, the sale of Daewoo Commercial Vehicle to the Tata Group of India, and the sale of Korea Thrunet Co. Mr. Yun has also guided several restructuring engagements for SK Global, LG Card, Daewoo International, Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Corp. Ken Yun has a great deal of experience in international business trade disputes resolution. Mr. Yun is an international legal advisor to the Korean government and has been a Korean representative to WTO anti-dumping negotiations. Prior to establishing Samjong KPMG, Mr. Yun was employed at Hewlett-Packard, Arthur Young and the Law Offices of Sidley & Austin in the U.S. Mr. Yun earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Management, and a J.D. and LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Yun is also Korea’s Honorary Consul of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.