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Veteran journalist Do Sik Kim joins Redhill as new COO for Korea

Seoul, South Korea – Full-service communications agency Redhill has appointed Do Sik (DS) Kim, former senior writer at Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), to be its new chief operating officer for its Korea operation. 

In his new role, Kim will be based in Seoul and working closely with Redhill Korea’s leadership team. He will also be focusing on driving local expertise and cross-market collaboration to orchestrate broader capabilities for clients and accelerate business growth — with a sharp focus on the domestic market’s thriving start-up and tech investment ecosystem. 

Kim is a veteran journalist with over three decades of experience in public affairs and corporate communications. Over the course of his career, he has developed a robust background in legal reporting and has forged strong connections with various government sectors from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, as well as with prominent prosecutors and lawmakers. He began his journalism career at the Yonhap News Agency, followed by a 26-year stint with SBS.

Commenting on his appointment, Kim said that he could not be more excited by this opportunity to join hands with this rapidly growing agency.

“I’m looking forward to assisting our local clients with creating exceptional marketing communications and creative innovations to enter new markets and expand their global footprint and global clients to enter and deepen their market presence in South Korea,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Jacob Puthenparambil, founder and CEO of Redhill, noted that they know their clients will greatly benefit from Kim’s foresight, wealth of experience, and counsel to navigate their complex business and communication challenges.

“DS brings deep subject matter expertise and an impressive track record as a trusted advisor, collaborator, and growth driver. I have full confidence that he will be a great asset to expand our domestic footprint and orchestrate new service offerings to create exceptional work for our clients, said Puthenparambil.