Event Details

Recent developments in the global arena have reminded resource-limited countries of the latent risks of depending on a single supplier of energy. South Korea is no stranger to this dilemma and President-elect Yoon has been a staunch advocate of his country's commitment to green energy transformation.

On this event we take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges for green energy investment and expansion in South Korea, the new administration's agenda regarding decarbonisation and nuclear energy, and what companies should expect in the short-term concerning energy costs and business opportunities.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Joojin Kim (Managing Director & Board Member of Solutions For Our Climate (SFOC))

    Joojin Kim

    Managing Director & Board Member of Solutions For Our Climate (SFOC)

    SFOC's managing director Joojin Kim is a legal expert with extensive experience in the energy and environmental fields. Before founding SFOC, he conducted numerous energy-related projects as a lawyer at Kim & Chang, Korea's largest law firm. He continues to lend his expertise on Korean climate change and energy policy, having served as commissioner of the Greenhouse Gas Statement Disclosure Review Committee established under the Ministry of Environment and the Working Group for the 3rd National Energy Framework Plan. Joojin majored in international relations at Seoul National University, where he also earned a master's degree at its Graduate School of Environmental Studies. He received his Environmental Law LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Ryan Russell (Head of Global Alternative Investments Department at Mirae Asset Securities)

    Ryan Russell

    Head of Global Alternative Investments Department at Mirae Asset Securities

    Ryan Russell is Managing Director and Head of the Global Alternative Investments Department at Mirae Asset Securities in Seoul. His department is focused on sourcing, structuring and closing diverse alternative debt and equity investments (with a particular focus on renewable energy and real estate) in the United States, Europe, the APAC region and elsewhere.

    Prior to joining Mirae Asset, Mr. Russell worked as a cross-border investments lawyer in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul, advising a variety of clients on project development and financing, joint ventures, acquisition financings, M&A transactions and related issues. He has particularly strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, having co-founded the renewable energy practice at Kim & Chang (Korea’s premier law firm).

    Mr. Russell speaks fluent Korean and has resided in or frequently visited Korea since 2001. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, completed master’s degree coursework in Korean studies at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University where he studied political science and Korean. Mr. Russell also studied Ph.D. coursework at Seoul National University, was a guest lecturer on US legal topics at Korea’s Judicial Research and Training Institute and assisted the Korean Legislation Research Institute in improving English translations of Korean statutory texts.

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  • Jonas Von Oldenskiöld (Head Korea Branch at Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd.)

    Jonas Von Oldenskiöld

    Head Korea Branch at Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd.

    Jonas von Oldenskiöld was appointed to be the Principal
    Officer of Korea Branch in January 2020.

    Prior to joining Korea Branch, Jonas was responsible for running and developing Swiss Re's Asset Management division's capabilities in Asia. This includes ensuring adequate investment support for the execution of the regional growth strategy, as well as developing, implementing and monitoring investment strategies for the region.

    Before that, Jonas assisted the Chief Investment Officer on strategy and major projects, transforming the global Asset Management division in accordance with the financial market developments and regulatory demands. Previously he has worked as equity analyst and with structural reinsurance solutions for our clients.

    Jonas holds a M.Sc. in Quantitative Economics and Finance from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and is a CFA® charterholder.

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  • Rodrigo González (Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Rodrigo González

    Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Rodrigo González is the Director for Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    He works closely with regional business leaders to assist them in economic and market trends, business competitiveness, monetary and fiscal policy and general economic advisory to help them optimise their business strategies and further enhance their connections to their c-suite peers.

    He has vast experience in statistical analysis, strategy consulting and market research in different industries in and outside Japan. Rodrigo is a published author in environmental and transport economics and has spoken at international conferences in global warming and fiscal policy throughout the world.

    Rodrigo holds a PhD in Economics from Keio University and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Japanese.

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  • Jacco Zwetsloot (Network Moderator, Seoul at Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Jacco Zwetsloot

    Network Moderator, Seoul at Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Jacco Zwetsloot has lived in Korea for 20 of the last 25 years, with a broad range of work experience in the communication, legal, tourism, training and broadcasting sectors. He has worked as an English teacher, a tour guide for the US military, a regular radio show guest, and a translator of North Korean propaganda. Currently, Jacco works as a content creator for a communications consultancy Insight Communications Consultants, hosts a weekly podcast about North Korea, moderates panel discussions, writes a monthly Korean newspaper column and still leads occasional lunchtime walking tours in downtown Seoul for the Royal Asiatic Society Business & Culture Club. Jacco holds a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Leiden University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Monash University and a separate Bachelor of Arts in Modern European Studies and German Language from the University of Melbourne.

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