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Yoon, John

Senior Advisor
CEO, BNI Korea

Senior Advisor

  • T. 02-2051-1870


Human Resources, leadership, coaching, collaboration, networking


Yoon, John graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Seoul National University, worked at Samsung C&T, and received a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in the United States. Upon graduation from law school, he worked as a Wall Street lawyer at the New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP, one of the top ten law firms in the U.S., and advised leading Japanese and Korean companies such as Japan Airlines, NEC, and Hanaro Telecom at the Tokyo office of Paul, Weiss, Wharton & Garrison LLP, another the top U.S. law firm. Mr. Yoon transformed himself into a self-development coach following his passion, educating lawyers from Japan and other countries as a Human Development manager at the Tokyo office of the world’s leading law firm, Baker & McKenzie, and served as a CEO of BNI Korea, the world’s largest business networking and referral organization. Mr. Yoon can advise on HR, coaching, leadership, and various business development through networking for global companies and startups.


  • 1999

Samsung C&T

  • 2002-2005

Associate, Shearman & Sterling (New York)

  • 2005-2007

Associate, Paul, Weiss, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • 2005-2012

Human Resource Development Manager, Baker & McKenzie

  • 2013-2015

Adjunct Professor of Coaching MBA, Department of Business Administration, Kookmin University

  • 2012-Present

CEO, BNI Korea

  • 2020-present

Senior Advisor, D’LIGHT Law Group


  • 1998

Seoul National University, B.A. in Business Administration

  • 2019

Sungkyunkwan University Ph. D. in Eastern philosophy

  • 2002

Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.


  • 2003

Admitted to bar, New York


Korean / English / Japanese