CEO of IPM Investment

Kyuseung Youh

Kyuseung has more than 23 years of experience developing projects in oil & gas, infrastructure and energy sector, providing equity investment and arranging project finance. Prior to joining IPM, Kyuseung was in charge of the Alternative Investment Division at Samsung Life Insurance, providing loans and equity investment for power and renewable projects in the UK, Japan, Saudi Arabia and US.

Prior to joining Samsung Life Insurance, Kyuseung worked at Samsung Group’s Global Strategic Office (GSO) developing the company’s marketing strategies for Mexico and Vietnam mainly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to working at the GSO, he worked at Samsung C&T, notably as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Manzanillo LNG Regasification Terminal in Mexico, an $870 million project jointly invested by Mitsui Corporation and KOGAS. As COO, Kyuseung was responsible for overseeing the plant construction and managing governmental affairs. Kyuseung was also head of energy and infrastructure team of Samsung C&T America in New Jersey and worked as an underwriter at MIGA, the investment guarantee agency of the World Bank Group in Washington DC, where he has underwritten political risk guarantees to private sector investments in Africa and Asia.

Kyuseung studied at Yonsei University where he received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Diplomacy and a master’s degree in International Relations. Kyuseung is fluent both in English and Spanish with more than fifteen years living overseas.

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