Weber Shandwick Appoints Claudia Hong to Lead Corporate Affairs in Korea

Weber Shandwick has appointed Claudia Hong as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, South Korea. In the new role, Hong will play a pivotal part in shaping and driving corporate and public affairs strategies aligned with organizational goals in the dynamic South Korean market, the agency said.

Hong most recently served as Senior Foreign Attorney & Director of Business Development at Shin & Kim prior to that, she held positions at Kim & Chang, BNY Mellon, the U.S. Department of the Treasury in addition to experience at Weber Shandwick in New York, among others.

Reporting to Elizabeth Bae, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick Korea, Hong will work closely with the team in advising key multinational corporation (MNC) clients both Korea and foreign headquartered, on communication strategies and reputation management.


She will work closely with clients to provide strategic counsel to the C-Suite in holistically looking at a company’s stakeholder audiences to shape effective corporate messaging. In addition, Claudia will provide expert counsel on regulatory matters and support communications throughout issues and crises as well as other corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Claudia to lead our Corporate Affairs practice in South Korea,” said Bae.

“Claudia’s expertise in legal, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance, coupled with her proven track record in strategic communications, makes her an invaluable addition to our team.”


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