John Lee
1234 N. Churchhill Drive, New Jersey, NJ 94022
M.B.A. Candidate, June 2004
Concentrated in Finance and Investment
M.A. Business Administration (GPA: 3.8/4.3)
Seoul, Korea
Summer MERRILL LYNCH LTD. Hong Kong, China
2002 Summer Associate, Equity Research, Telecommunications Group

- Analyzed capital expenditure programs and operating efficiencies of 14 major wireless service providers in the Asia Pacific region, including SK Telecom, KT Freetel, and China Mobile.

- Participated in a project analyzing Hutchison¡¯s 3G service rollout plan in the European market.

- Gave presentation to senior managers on People¡¯s Food Holding - full-blown financial modeling and corporate valuation, sales and trading idea pitches, and identification of ECM opportunities.

- Completed rotational program involving exposure to Sales &Trading and Equity Capital Markets.
Seoul, Korea
Served as a central interface for inter-company communication and negotiations in large scale, multilateral projects. Mediated disputes, facilitated communication, and analyzed complex interpersonal situations for various industry clients. Selective clients include:


Credit Risk Management System (CRMS) Project, involving four different companies.

- Gained expertise on advanced financial risk management techniques including Value at Risk (VaR), portfolio management, pricing principles, credit limit setting, and score rating to interpret meetings at various levels of the organization.

US Consulting company

ERP Project (SAP Implementation) with a budget of USD 30 mil., involving five different companies.

- Facilitated communication in steering committee meetings, CEO briefings, executive interviews, presentations, user trainings, focus group meetings, and company-wide events.

- Gained expertise on telecommunications industry Best Practices and process enhancements for Treasury, Cost Accounting, and Finance modules of the SAP application.

PricewaterhouseCoopers / Samsung Card

Core System Restructuring Project with a budget of USD 10 mil., involving four different companies.

- Recruited, organized, and managed an outsourced 10 member Communication Team.
- Designed module trainings for consultants, developers and end-users.
1998-1999 Unilever Ltd., Human Resources Department, Assistant Manager Seoul, Korea
- Analyzed potential impacts of HR policy changes with the CEO and HR Director and represented the company during collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the labor union.

- Mediated chronic labor-management disputes, successfully resolving a two-year strike and significantly improving the relationship between labor and management.

- Led a task force team on a six-month project on the localization of Unilever¡¯s worldwide HR practice ¡®Professional Skills¡¯ and ¡®Competencies¡¯.
2002 - Native level fluency in Korean and English.
- Extensive international traveling. Enjoy snow boarding, sailing, and golf.
3/F, Seoul Finance Center, 136 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 04520   
Tel : (822) 730 3571