“A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE ON KOREA AND ITS POTENTIAL” TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

WCO & the Asia Institute

Christoph Heider

President

European Chamber of Commerce in Korea

5:30-7:00 PM

WCO Headquarters

Dongho-ro 17-gil (Dasan-dong 252-6) Jung-gu, Seoul

중구 동호로 17 (다산동 252-6)

(See map)

Europe has increasingly become an important partner for Korea and European interest in East Asia is growing rapidly. But what exactly does Korea mean for Europeans, in an economic or a political sense? Christoph Heider, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, presents his insights into the growing significance of Korea’s European ties and the factors that underlie efforts by Europe to engage Korea and seek out new partnerships.

Christoph Heider, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, joined the chamber in 2013. He was the former Chief Financial Officer for Bayer Korea Ltd. in Seoul and Regional Manager of Bayer AG’s Legal Entity Accounting for Asia Pacific in Germany. Heider had worked for Bayer Ltd. in Tokyo from 1997 to 2005 having arrived in Japan as a teacher shortly before.

Heider graduated with an Intermediate Diploma in Economics from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany in 1988 before going on to complete his Diploma in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim in 1991. He then went on to finish a Postgraduate Program in Japanese from the University of Tuebingen in Germany and Doshisha University in Japan in 1996.

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