Privy 5 Seoul Dougjoon DJ Lee

Freelance Investor, Former CFO of Gmarket

DJ Lee is a freelance mentor and investor for early stage ventures in Korea and Silicon Valley. He focuses on entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation in consumer Internet and technology. He is passionate for the innovation through social enterprises, in which he participates in Social Enterprise Network, which is a partnership among nine business schools and other institutions in Korea, for providing education on social enterprise. He leads an impact investors’ club comprised of established entrepreneurs and researchers for the study and practice of impact investing, pursuing blended values of social/environmental and financial returns in business. Over 20 years, DJ Lee has worked in various business fields, including in e-commerce, investment banking and other financial services. In e-commerce for five years, he was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gmarket (the largest e-commerce company in Korea, Nasdaq-listed) until it was acquired by eBay for US$ 1.2 billion in mid-2009. In investment banking (Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Schroders) for eight years, he has worked on cross-border M&A, corporate financing and restructuring for Korean and international clients in consumers, technology, chemicals, utilities and industrials. He holds a Master degree of Accounting and Finance at London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor degree in Business at Seoul National University.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Pil-dong

    1-5 Pildong 3ga Seoul Jung-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 중구 필동3가 1-5

    Pildong Myenok is home to the best Pyungyang -style Korean cold noodles and is your best choice when it comes light and refreshing soup noodles restaurants in Seoul.
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Sinsa-dong

    Cuisine:Japanese Soba/Udon

    534-10 Sinsa-dong 1F Seoul Gangnam-gu
    If you're looking for a hearty Japanese meal, look no further than Ohbiya. This casual restaurant focuses on serving delicious soba, udon, and rice dishes. For that Japanese home-cooked meal fix, Ohbiya should be at the top of your list.
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Itaewon

    130-3 Itaewon-dong Seoul Yongsan-gu
    Jonny Dumpling in Itaewon specializes in making can't miss Chinese-style dumplings. The intimate and homely restaurant prides itself on excellence when it comes to making delicious and hearty dumplings and has garnered a loyal fanbase because of it. When you visit Jonny Dumpling you'll have to try the water-boiled dumpling stuffed with chopped shrimp, and the pork and Korean leeks. You'll also wan ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Samseong-dong


    154-10 Samseong-dong YoongJin Bldg. B1 Samsung Dong Seoul Gangnam-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 삼성동 154-10 융전빌딩 지하 1층

    Via di Napoli is a traditional Napolitan style Italian restaurant, providing authentic pizza inspired by the Napoli region of Italy. This is achieved by baking the pizza in a 400 degree or more heat oven so that your pie comes out crisp, fresh, and delicious. Moreover, Via di Napoli includes over 21 different kinds of pizza, which is specially hand tossed by their very own pizza chef. If you want ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Seocho-dong


    1340-5 Seocho-dong Seoul Seocho-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 서초구 서초2동 1340-5

    At Budnamujip restaurant, you'll find one of the finer dining experiences in all of Seoul. The restaurant itself is located in an area far south of the Han River and the city's center and away from the hubbub you'll find quality Korean cuisine unlike any other. The specialty at Budnamujip is the galbi, which is perfectly seasoned with such flavors as Asian-pear juice, sesame seed, rice wine, suga ... read more >

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