Kyungoh Kook is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff. He is responsible for marketing the Firm's investment products and developing strategic partnerships in Asia, with a focus on Korea.
Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2014, Mr. Kook spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School. Previously, Mr. Kook was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Private Equity at Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). Mr. Kook joined KIC in 2005 as a founding member of the investment management team and was instrumental in establishing KIC's investment platform. During his tenure, he was responsible for overseeing KIC's $7 billion private equity portfolio and was actively involved in sourcing, reviewing and executing private equity investments. Prior to joining KIC, he was a Director in the Private Markets Group at MyAsset Investment Management, a financial advisory firm in Korea. Mr. Kook began his investment career as an Associate in Salomon Smith Barney's Seoul office, where he worked in the Financial Products Group within the Sales and Trading Division.
Mr. Kook holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born and raised in Korea. Mr. Kook is fluent in English and Korean, and conversational in Japanese and Chinese.