Kwang Sun Ko at Kim & Chang advises the industry of financial information technology, including fintech, IT compliance in finance, M&A, response measure to information breach. His major clients include Korean and global financial companies, for which he is well versed in providing project-related advice.
After receiving his Ph.D. in computer engineering in 2007, Mr. Ko worked as a research professor at Graduate School of the Sungkyunkwan University from 2007 to 2008, and a senior research for dealing with hackings and director for Planning & Management Team in the Financial Security Institute from 2008 to 2012, performing work with respect to IT compliance in finance as well as cooperation with external institutions including financial companies and financial authorities.
Since he joined Kim & Chang in 2012, Mr. Ko has offered advisory services to major Korean financial companies on fintech, IT compliance in finance, M&A, response to information leakage based on his years of experiences in the field of IT compliance in finance and external cooperation business.
Mr. Ko has lectured to date on IT compliance in the field of finance at the Financial Information Protection Academy sponsored by the Financial Security Institute since 2014 and was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2010 and 2011. He was awarded the merit of Senior Deputy Governor of the Financial Supervisory Service for his contributions of participating in “TF for bolstering IT security of financial businesses” hosted by the Financial Services Commission.