Experts in Korea Facing Business

Mobility, Energy, Green, Market Entry

Don Southerton

Few westerners have devoted their professional careers to the U.S., Korea, and international business development. 

With over 30 years on the ground experience, Don’s cross-cultural and market development expertise has been extensively covered in  Arirang Global InsightsThe EconomistBloomberg TVThe BBC World NewsUS Korea Connect, eFM Seoul, The Wall Street JournalKorea TimesYonhap, Forbes, CNN Fortune, and a growing number of local American and global media sources.. 

As a trusted industry expert, he is seen as the “go-to guy”  for global companies. 

Past engagements include major Groups including Hyundai Motor, LG, and SK in their global expansion.

Southerton has been responsible for structuring M&As, creating strategy, and content, plus in many cases overseeing all aspects of market entry.  

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On a personal level, Don is an accomplished martial artist and master instructor, an inductee in the Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame, and served as head instructor and coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is also an avid climber— living in Golden, CO at the base of the Rocky Mountains

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