Solvay Silica CEO to lead lobby group for foreign firms

By: Park Si-soo

Kim Jin-chul, president of Solvay Silica Korea, was named chairman of the Foreign Company Association (FORCA) that represents nearly 1,000 Korean units of multinational companies, the association said Wednesday.

His appointment was made through a meeting of FORCA’s board of directors which followed the resignation of Kim’s predecessor, Lee Hee-sung, former country manager of Intel Korea.

Kim will lead the FORCA until March of next year.

Members of its board of directors include Lee Sung-yong, CEO of Bain and Company Korea; Bradley Kent Buckwalte, CEO of ADP Caps; and Shin Woo-sung, CEO of BASF Korea.

Established in 1977, the FORCA carries out various support activities for foreign companies in Korea, including lobbying the government.

SOURCE: THE KOREA TIMES

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