Our People


Seunghwan Lee

Founder / President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Seunghwan Lee is the Founder and CEO of JW Asset Management,
responsible for the firm’s overall direction and management including
all investment and operations as well as establishment of its culture,
vision, core values and investment approach.
Prior to setting up the company, he was a director at IBK Securities,
a subsidiary
of Industrial Bank of Korea, where he led the Alternative
Investment and Hedge Fund Trading Team. His duties included managing
opportunities for real asset investment and private equity trading in pre
-existing secondary markets for major institutional investors in Korea.
Prior to this, Mr. Lee was a member of the Advisories
Group for Airport Construction at the Korean Ministry of
Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Development
Institute. He also served as primary external counsel for the
aviation sector to Korean local governments and privately held
corporations as special servicing partners for strategic alliance.
He also generalized the management division of regional air carriers
as chief strategy and operations officer from 2007-15, responsible
for leasing and acquisition and sales of aviation assets.
Mr. Lee received his bachelor’s in economics and corporate finance from Yonsei
University in Seoul, Korea.