Sean Chung has joined Golub Capital as managing director, working out of the $60 billion credit firm’s Seoul office in an expansion of its South Korea-focused team.
Previously Chung was a managing partner at OSR Holdings and head of the Global Alternative Investment Team at Shinhan Investment.
“Over the past seven years, we have built strategic relationships with Korean institutional investors, as LPs continue to diversify their portfolios with resilient private credit strategies,” said Golub Capital President David Golub. “We are excited about how our exceptionally talented Korea-focused team, now including Sean, will enable us to further expand and deepen our relationships with Korean investors.”
Chung added, “I am delighted to be joining a market leader like Golub Capital. Having partnered with the firm over the years, becoming part of this growing team was a natural next step.”
Late last year, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Golub Capital with a passive, non-voting minority stake in the U.S.-based credit investment firm’s management companies.
“We welcome Golub Capital’s expansion in Korea,” KIC CEO Mr. Seoungho Jin said. “Golub Capital’s growing business and presence in Korea will contribute to the more dynamic growth of the Korean finance industry and its institutional investors. With its continued commitment to the Korean market, we are pleased to further strengthen our established partnership going forward.”
Also, part of the Korea-focused team at Golub is Anthony Yum who is managing director in the business development group. Based in New York, he will continue to focus on managing existing and new client relationships in Korea for the firm. Prior to Golub Capital, Anthony was a managing director at Shinhan Investment America. BoMee Chu, managing director and co-head of the Product Specialist team, is also based in New York. Prior to Golub Capital, BoMee worked at Antares Capital and J.P. Morgan.