Hwa-Joo Bae is Samil PwC’s Strategy Leader and a member of the Samil PwC Leadership Team. Hwa-Joo brings over 27 years of experience in auditing, tax consulting, and M&A. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, he served some of the largest domestic clients and financial institutions in the areas of restructuring, M&A, and divesture, and also oversaw the entire corporate restructuring advisory services of the firm.
Aside from his leadership role at Samil PwC, Hwa-Joo is serving as an active member of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance National Property Policy Review Committee, Korea Asset Management Corporation Risk Management Committee, and Lotte Welfare Foundation’s Auditor.
Hwa-Joo joined the firm in 1988 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business from the prestigious Seoul National University Business School. Hwa-Joo’s overseas experience include his two-year secondment to PwC Los Angeles Office.