Fred (Chang-Hyun) Jo


Fred serves as Partner in the Industrial Practice Group and is based out of the firm’s Seoul office. With over 25 years of experience, Fred has built his expertise across a wide range of industrial practices, with a special focus on automotive and auto parts, energy and renewables, chemical and materials, semiconductor and display, automation, supply chain management, and shipping services.

Fred (Chang-Hyun) Jo

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Additionally, Fred has worked in various sectors including internet and platform business, media and entertainment, finance, professional services, education, and nonprofit. He is particularly successful in working with clients under challenging circumstances, including restructuring, turnarounds, and startups.

Prior to joining DHR, he served as a Client Partner at a global organizational consulting firm where he specialized in C-level and Board-level placements in global industrial, technology, and finance sectors in Korea. Fred worked for top global retained executive search organizations, and he was the founder of his own firm that provided search consulting and career coaching services for executives and professionals. Fred spearheaded the exporting of executive search opportunities of Korean chaebols to the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and was exposed to the Board selection process and mapping projects for leading Korean conglomerates and a top two financial group holding company.

Before his executive search career, Fred worked in human resource functions for Korean conglomerates, like Sunkyung (SK). He was also a professor for Kyung Hee University, focused on organization, culture, and careers of multinational companies.

Fred earned an MBA from the Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Korea University, Seoul.


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