Steve Kim is the Secretary-General of KCAB INTERNATIONAL.
As a US attorney, Steve has extensive experience in the field of international arbitration, and served as the Director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association (New York). During his tenure at ICDR, he helped to grow the ICDR to become the global number one international arbitration administration center. Steve also served as a senior corporate counsel for Samsung Corning Precision Material, advising on various corporate legal matters including dispute resolution, antitrust investigation, intellectual property negotiation, JV and host of other high-profile matters. Steve then went on to become the Korea country manager for CPA Global, one of the largest intellectual property legal service providers based in UK. As a country manager, Steve achieved multiple million USD in new sales and created a new business paradigm which helped CPA Global to become the largest IP service provider in Korea and other key Asian markets. Steve served as a Korea consultant for one of the largest EU law firm, assisting the firm to develop new business in Korea and made inroads to new revenue stream in the field of dispute resolution, IP, natural resources, technology and cross-border investment.
Recognizing the importance of helping new companies to grow beyond the Korean market, Steve advised several start-up companies in various industries including livestock health management and blockchain technology.
Steve was invited to speak in numerous conferences to speak about business management, technology, IP and other issues in various countries including China and Denmark.
He graduated from University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 1994 and received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law (New York) in 1997. Steve is fluent in both English and Korean.