Jae Woo Lee is co-founder and CEO of Vogo Fund Asset Management Co., Ltd. (formally, Vogo Investment Co.), widely recognized as the first independent local PE house in Korea. Prior to co-founding Vogo in 2005, Mr. Lee served as the Country Head of Lehman Brothers where he architected the significant buildup of its Korean operation. Prior to working at Lehman, he ran H&Q Korea as the founding Representative Director, which played a groundbreaking role in Korea Private Equity. Since he started his finance career at Citibank Seoul in 1983, he has spearheaded the introduction of various new financial products in FX, derivatives, corporate finance and proprietary investing area.
Mr. Lee advised the Korean Government as a member of Financial Market Development Committee and chaired the Korea PEF Association for a number of years.
Mr. Lee holds a BA in Business Administration from Sungkyunkwan University and an MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in International Business Finance.
Mr. Park is leading the hedge fund solutions business at Vogo. He brings 40 years of extensive trading experience and network in the industry to the firm. Before joining Vogo, he served as the head of Trading at NH Investment & Securities, a top ranking IB in Korea, and the head of Capital Markets Group at Daegu Bank. He also managed Amex Bank Korea operation as the country head. Earlier in his career, he worked as head of options desk at Citi (Hong Kong) and HSBC (London).
Mr. Park holds an undergraduate degree from Sungkyunkwan University and an MBA from Kent University.
Dr. Yangho Byeon co-led the foundation of Vogo Fund. He is currently Senior Advisor of the firm. Prior to co-founding Vogo in 2005, Dr. Byeon spent his entire career with Korea’s Ministry of Finance and Economy. During the so-called Asian Financial Crisis, he played a key role in significant landmark projects including Korea’s sovereign debt rescheduling and Korea’s corporate and financial sector restructuring. Dr. Byeon has been recognized as one of the most important 15 people to the world economy by the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Byeon holds a BA in International Economics from Seoul National University and a PhD in Economics from Northern Illinois University.
Young Jun Song joined Vogo in March, 2020 as CCO and CRO. Before joining Vogo, he had worked for Korea Investment Corporation(KIC), Mirae Asset Global Investments and Mirae Asset Maps Global Investments as CCO for more than 15 years. He also had served as Chairman of the Compliance Officers’ Counsil for Asset Management Companies from 2010 to 2012 and had eagerly participated in activities to deregulate and enhance regulatory environments for asset management industry as an opinion leader.
He holds a BA in Economics at Seoul National University.