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Young Yu


Young is a professional business adviser with private and public sector experience in finance, consulting, trade and international business in Australia and Korea. Young specialises in corporate advisory, international business development, cross cultural communication and stakeholder engagement advice between Australian and Korean organisations.

Relevant experience:

  • Currently Managing Director of MGMO Corporate Advisory
  • Currently Board Director of Australia Korea Business Council (AKBC) of Western Australia
  • Currently a non-executive Director of Protean Energy Ltd, which is developing a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB-ESS) business in Korea and Australia and also working on Vanadium mining exploration in Korea.
  • Currently a non-executive Director of Peninsula Mines Ltd, which is developing a high-purity graphite business in Korea
  • Formerly worked for the Australian Trade Commission as a Trade Commissioner in Seoul, Korea (from 2008-2012). Young’s role focussed on maintaining existing and establishing new business networks in Korea, with primary responsibility for the energy and resources sector
  • Formerly represented the WA Government in Korea at a senior level and liaised with the Korean government and its agencies, business groups in Korea, and other trade missions and organisations. Young identified concrete opportunities for the WA Government and other major organisations to enter into commercial contracts in Korea. Young held this role from 2004 to 2008.

Major Clients Served:

  • Woodside, Oil Search, Infinite Blue Energy (hydrogen)
  • POSCO & POSCO Engineering & Construction
  • Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Electric & Power Corporation
  • Korean Resource Corporation, Hanwha Mining, Hyundai Construction, Samsung C&T

Young is based in Perth, Western Australia and can be reached at young@m2apartners.com



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Jaeho Hong

Managing Director

Jaeho has over 20 years of experience in mining tenement management, geophysical exploration and engineering, and geotechnical services. He currently serve as CEO and President of Korea Vanadium. His expertise includes client management, solution finding, and technical advisor. Jaeho also has a strong network with Korean government officials, University Alumni, and government funded research institutes.

Relevant experience:

  • Formerly a Senior Researcher at Research Institute for Energy and Resources (Seoul National University) with expertise in seismic survey for petroleum exploration for harsh conditions
  • Formerly Senior Researcher at Seoul Nat’l University, Samsung Construction, and Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI).
  • Former Executive Director at DIKE, a private company offering geotechnical services to Major Korean construction companies.

Major Clients Served:

  • Korean Resource Corporation (KORES)
  • Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
  • Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
  • Samsung, Hyundai, Daewoo, SsangYong, and POSCO Construction Companies

Jaeho is based in Seoul, Korea and can be reached at jaeho.hong@m2apartners.com