Jee Yoon: Managing Director
Jee Yoon founded EPIK with the vision of bringing together industry experts who shared his passion in developing FSRU projects into one Korean project development company. He has been involved in the origination of multiple LNG projects including the Tamar FLNG project in Israel, Rio Grande LNG project in Texas, and the Inisfree LNG FSRU project in Ireland. He previously worked as Business Development Manager and Legal Counsel for NextDecade, and Legal Counsel for Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s (DSME) Business Development Team. Jee is a lawyer admitted to the NSW Supreme Court in Australia.
OK Shin: Executive Director
OK Shin is a distinguished expert in the shipbuilding industry with more than 30 years experience in the industry. He spent 23 years working in various positions at DSME and established its New Business Development & Strategy Team, where he managed a variety of shipbuilding-related and new business initiatives with international counterparts including the acquisition of Dewind wind power and the establishment of a shipping joint venture operation with Nigeria's NNPC. OK also successfully lead DSME's investment in Angola's Paenal shipyard, and implemented a shipyard operational services agreement with one of the world's largest ship repair yards, Oman Drydock Company.
James Markham-Hill: Executive Director, Corporate Strategy
James is a global corporate strategy and communications professional with a deep knowledge of the LNG industry and a track record of growing companies. With a focus on strategic communications, marketing and regulatory affairs, James is adept across business disciplines, and provides key support in executing the strategic vision of the company. James has significant stakeholder management experience working with government officials, the public, and the media, among others. Most recently, James led communications and external affairs for NextDecade, supporting the development of the Rio Grande LNG project and assisting in NextDecade’s successful listing on the NASDAQ.
Dr. Dojoong Kwon: Legal Counsel
Dojoong Kwon is a Korean qualified legal practitioner who has a superior understanding of the complex contracting and commercial structures adopted in shipbuilding and offshore EPC contracts. Dojoong worked as DSME’s In-house Counsel for 12 years where he gained extensive experience on the legal and practical aspects of EPC contracts and was heavily involved in the drafting and negotiating of shipbuilding and offshore engineering and construction agreements. Dojoong holds a LL.B. and a Doctorate in Law from Sungkyunkwan University where he specialized on the legal aspects of the offshore sector. Dojoong also holds a LL.M from London University and currently works as an attorney for Sihun Law based in Seoul, Korea.
Senior Advisory Committee
Mr. YY Koh
Mr. YY Koh is a well-respected figure in the heavy industry and shipbuilding industry. He formerly spent more than 30 years with DSME, having held managerial positions as Head of DSME’s London branch, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and most recently as Senior Executive Vice President of DSME’s Marketing Division. Mr. Koh currently serves as CEO of HSD Engine (formerly Doosan Engine), and regularly advises Korean law firm Lee & Ko on shipbuilding and maritime related affairs.
Mr. Wangi Ahn
Mr. Wangi Ahn is a reputable legal professional with an extensive background in civil service. He started his career in public administration with Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy where he held significant positions in energy & industry security advisory committees. After obtaining his LLM at Harvard, Mr. Ahn worked as a foreign lawyer for Korea's largest law firm, Kim & Chang. In 2016, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of KOGAS and served as Acting President of KOGAS from June 2017 through to February 2018. Mr. Ahn currently serves as CEO of Gyeongnam Technopark and is an international arbitrator registered with the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.
Mr. Kevin Kab Jae Lee
Mr. Kevin Kab Jae Lee is a distinguished advisor and investment professional with significant experience in the energy and LNG industries and brings over 30 years of experience to EPIK’s advisory board. Mr. Lee spent much of his career at PWC in Korea and in the USA, where he served as Partner. Mr. Lee subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Hyundai LNG Shipping from 2014 to 2017 and remained on as advisor to the company through 2018. Mr. Lee is a certified CPA and a member of the Korea Institute of CPA and the America Institute of CPA, and has served in a number of external advisory positions in both private and public institutions.
Mr. David Kim
Mr. David Kim holds an exceptional track record in developing international energy & infrastructure projects. Mr. Kim formerly worked for Korea Electric Power Corporation and later moved on to work for AMEC and Babcock & Wilcox in North America. He held international postings with Sumitomo Corp. managing its European & MENA operations and later moved to Samsung Engineering as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Kim most recently was CEO for TaeKwang Power where he was responsible for the development of the Namdinh thermal power project in Vietnam with ACWA Power. He currently serves as Chairman of Korea's Professional Infrastructure Developers Association.