Meet Kibong Kang
Starting point: I joined EUKOR HQ in 2002 as an Assistant Manager, before moving in 2005 to Dubai as Head of Commercial. In 2011, I returned to Seoul as EUKOR’s Deputy General Manager and then General Manager in the Contract Management team.
The previous roles: Each of those positions offered an opportunity to try something new, but my time as Head of Commercial was particularly rewarding as the economy was volatile, so there was never a dull day,
Why change? I had a lot of experience in shipping ownership and operations, but I didn’t have any experience in supplying shipping services. I believed that gaining this experience would support my career growth.
The current role: As the Sales and Marketing Director of the AMB region, I’m responsible for both Wilhelmsem Ships Service sales and services. One of the best parts of my job is meeting customers who are so very different to those in my previous roles.
The next move? In five to 10 years, I’d like to be one of the decision makers for our group’s Asia and Middle East business.