NSW appoints business specialist in Korea

27 October 2014

Ms Yoojin Kim

NSW has appointed a new business specialist in the Republic of Korea to drive greater trade and investment outcomes in a priority market for the State.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Troy Grant said Ms Yoojin Kim had been appointed as Director, NSW Trade & Investment in South Korea, based in the Austrade Office in Seoul.

"Ms Kim's appointment comes at a significant time in our State's relationship with Korea, following the signing of the Australia-Korea Free Trade Agreement in April.

"The presence of a NSW Trade & Investment specialist on the ground in Korea will help ensure NSW makes the most of opportunities created by the free trade agreement, particularly in agribusiness, financial services and the digital economy.

"The NSW Government's international network of trade and investment specialists now covers South Korea, China, Japan, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States."

Ms Kim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Yonsei University and a Master of International Management from Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies. She has studied and worked in Korea, Japan and Singapore and is fluent in Korean, Japanese and English.

Ms Kim said she was excited by the prospect of representing NSW, Australia's leading State, in South Korea and building the bilateral relationship.

"I welcome the opportunity to use my experience to promote NSW's many investment opportunities to Korean businesses," she said.

"I'll be focusing on trade and investment in advanced manufacturing, infrastructure, professional services, mining, agribusiness, ICT and education."