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Joey Kim
President at Korean Fintech Association


Joey Dae Yoon Kim is the Founder and CEO of PeopleFund, Korea's fastest growing marketplace lender that is opening doors to financial freedom through affordable loans and attractive alternative investment products. The tech-driven platform connects borrowers and investors to deliver loans and a full spectrum of alternative investment products. Recently, the company became the first marketplace lending platform to start offering its investment products on KakaoTalk, Korea’s most popular messaging app. In addition, PeopleFund is the first and only marketplace lending platform in Korea to fully integrate with a commercial bank to process consumer loans securely within the national financial system.

Prior to founding PeopleFund in 2015, Joey was a venture capitalist working at Softbank Ventures, focusing on the internet/mobile industry. Prior to that, Joey started his career in the Corporate Finance team at Macquarie Securities' Investment Banking Division. After his experience in banking, Joey spent five years in management consulting at Bain & Company, conducting multiple corporate M&A, vision & portfolio strategy, and operation reengineering projects, from both the Seoul and Boston office.

Joey is also currently serving as the President of the Korean Fintech Industry Association (KORFIN), an organization established for the advancement and growth of the fintech and Korean P2P finance industry. It is the official association affiliated to the Financial Services Commission. The association is currently made up of nearly 300 Korean FinTech companies ranging from payment services, blockchain, P2P lending, crowdfunding, Insurer Tech, and more. Joey received his Bachelor’s in business from Korea University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Strategy Roundtable: Capturing The Opportunities In Emerging Asian Markets – Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam; The Philippines; Korea