Jee Yoon: Managing Director / Legal Counsel
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.
Keunmook Lim: Business Development Director
Keunmook is co-founder of EPIK and serves as Business Development director focusing on EPIK’s relationship with Korean-content providers such as shipping, shipbuilding, construction & engineering companies, equipment & machinery manufacturers, and material suppliers. Keunmook has an exceptional background in business development having previously worked for DSME, Daelim Energy, Hanil Cement, and CS Wind on a wide variety of international projects.
James Markham-Hill: Public Relations and Communications Director
James is a global communications professional with a deep knowledge of the LNG industry and an ability to connect and communicate with all manner of project stakeholders, including government officials, the public, the media and decision makers. Having worked in both large and small companies in a number of industries, James is adept across business disciplines while maintaining a strong focus on strategic communications, marketing and external affairs. Most recently, James led all public relations activities for NextDecade, supporting the development of the Rio Grande LNG project and assisting in NextDecade’s listing on the NASDAQ exchange.
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. 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.