WELCOME FROM OUR PRESIDENT
한인회 회장 메세지
I am honoured and feel very privileged to serve as the President of Korean Society of Victoria Australia (KSV). I thank and show my appreciation to all KSV predecessors who committed so much time and effort to support our growing Korean community in Victoria for the past 45 years.
During my career, I have been working as an Accountant and Migration Agent to help and advise clients on accounting and migration matters.
Further, I have been involved in many organisations and held offices in the Korean Women’s International Network, International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry, National Unification Advisory Council, Melbourne Korean War Memorial Committee, World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association and more.
But I have never been so much excited with this position of the Presidency of the KSV!
As someone who was born overseas and has lived in Australia for many years, I strongly believe in ‘a fair go’, much admired Australian value and appreciate how important it is for people from different countries with different cultures and values to live and work together in harmony. In my opinion, this is what Multiculturalism is all about!!
South Korea is very well-known for wired cultures (smartphones, fast internet, pcs, Kakao Talk, scan QR codes at the world’s first virtual supermarket), white goods e.g. TV, Fridges, microwave etc. (produced by Samsung, LG and Daewoo etc.), motor vehicles (produced by Hyundai, KIA etc.), working/drinking culture (Jinro Soju is the world best-selling liquor), innovative cosmetics brands (Atomy, FaceShop, Innisfree, SkinFood, SulWhaSoo and many more), famous female golfers, K-Pops, fashion, fabulous and delicious foods (Kimchi, Bibimbap, Japchae etc.) and many more!!
If we are combining qualities from what Korean can offer and what Australian cultures can offer, then the outcomes would be dynamic and interesting. Let’s work together to maximise these opportunities presented to us to strengthen and promote our wonderful State of Victoria!!
I invite you to become a member of our exciting KSV community to enjoy our upcoming events and make new friends and business partnerships, with people who share a passion for the best of Korean and Australian culture.
Sohwon Kim FCPA., MPA., LTML
KSV TEAM | 한인회 임원
Secretary | 총무
Katherine was a professional artist in Korea before relocating to Australia, where she is now a qualified counsellor and serves as a Supervising member with the Australian Counsellor Association (ACA). She is also a lifestyle activity worker for the elderly community in Melbourne.
Treasurer | 재무부장
Mark is co-founder of United Square, a boutique chartered accountancy practice in Melbourne. Mark's fields of expertise include: Business Process Improvement, Robotic Process Automation, Strategic business planning, Innovations and Entrepreneurship, New Ventures / Startup Consulting, Financial Modelling, Corporate Accounting and Tax advisory
Head Administrator | 서기
A graduate of RMIT University in Interior Design, Julie enjoyed an illustrious career as an interior designer, before recently returning to uni to complete a Diploma of Counselling. Julie is currently teaching Korean to future generations of Australian Koreans. Secret Note: She is (self-proclaimed) the best house wife.
Advisory Board | 대책위원장
Media Manager | 홍보부장
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
Government Grants Coordinator | 정부 지원금 총괄
James immigrated to Australia in 2004. Since the age of 14, James lived independently from his family to pursue his studies in the Australian school system. Successfully admitted to Sydney Law School, James is now active in the legal profession.
Event Manager | 문화부장
Bio coming soon!
Co-Administrator | 행정부장
Jieun previously worked as a primary school teacher in Korea, Upon her recent marriage (Jan 2019!), she immigrated to Australia and currently enjoys her life making a valuable contribution to her local community.
Karen has 30 years' experience in the areas of education, music performance, media production, and board positions. Karen graduated with Bachelor of Music, international politics and an MBA. Karen enjoys intercultural exchange, social impact projects and a good coffee.