Hong Bum Shik

Partner of Bain & Company

Mr. Hong Bumshik is a director and partner in Bain & Company’s Seoul office and co-head of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice. Mr. Hong is also a member of the Results Delivery Practice at Bain, focused on developing and executing strategies to increase the success of large-scale business transformations. He joined Bain in 2011 and has also worked in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Mr. Hong has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in the telecommunications and technology industries. His particular interest lies in how technology companies compete across value chains, rather than within the traditional value chain, in this era of convergence. He specializes in projects ranging from global business portfolio development and organizational strategy to mergers and acquisitions in the global market, as well as new business model development for organic growth.

Prior to joining Bain & Company, Mr. Hong worked at global consulting firms as a Partner and also served as a senior executive at SK Telecom, responsible for its growth strategy and innovation. Mr. Hong served as a board member for two companies in the retail, finance and mobile convergence sector in Silicon Valley.

He earned his MBA and Master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and graduated with a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California.