Our People


Howard Park (Founder & CEO, Ph.D)

Dr. Howard Park is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Holdings Group, a first established and leading energy investment and consulting company in Korea. He is an expert in strategy & investment consulting and technical management of energy business.


He founded Energy Holdings Group, Inc. in 2004 and has been working on energy & resources business in the area of upstream, midstream and renewable energy servicing investment & technical consulting, engineering & solutions and R&D, and strategic consulting for companies and government bodies in Korea.


Coping with the digital transformation and energy mix era, he has also established various joint ventures with domain experts in solar power(Sun Energy Partners), smart environment services(Eco Energy Solutions) etc.


Dr. Park earned his BS/MS/PhD from Seoul National University in Petroleum Engineering and was a visiting scholar in University of Southern California. He was awarded ‘achievement award’ from Korea government in 2013 and also awarded ‘technology prize’ from The Korean Society of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineers in 2017.


Brandon Lee (CTO, MSc.)

Mr. Brandon Lee joined EHG in 2017 and working on productizing big data analytics and data science products through R&D. and currently as chief researcher at MIT/KAIST Auto-ID Lab. He has spent more than 20 years working in big data, data science and research fields, working with Fortune 500 companies. Previously, at Singapore media giant Mediacorp, he has been developed big data, data science products to deliver audience engagement and its revenue boost and at Samsung R&D, he introduced an award-winning big data framework, and He has also worked at Siemens R&D and TI & KAIST R&D joint venture at his early career.


He earned his MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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Victoria Kwak (Senior Researcher, Head of HR)

Victoria has over 15 years’ experience of research and business development in the area of oil and gas and infrastructure industry.  She was a former researcher of InterBarrel, Inc. and led many research project and its related business.
She has an extensive knowledge in economic analysis of energy assets and has involved in various research projects granted by government including digital oilfield and shale gas development.


She earned her BS in Earth Science Education at Ewha Womans University.


Daewon Kim (Head of Investment Div, MSc.)

Mr. Daewon Kim joined EHG in 2017 and has been working on developing attractive alternative investment opportunities for institutional investors in Korea. He started his career as investment banker in charge of equity/mezzanine investment/leveraged financing at Woori Bank and moved to lead Structured Finance team at Hana Financial investment.


He earned his B.S and M.S from Yonsei University in Business Administration and Accounting.


Kunwon Seo ( Partner,  MSc.)

Mr. Kunwon Seo joined EHG in 2017 and working on productizing smart solar energy algorithm and system. Previously he has worked in Samsung SDI and Everland, led CES/steam supply and solar power generation business and developed PV product and system, Hybrid PV+ESS solution, IoT & Big data applied monitoring application. His research mostly focused on productizing New PV system & Advanced BOS Application, Li-Ion Battery based ESS, CCTG Power System and ETAP Simulation.


He earned his MS from Konkuk university in Electrical Engineering and Solar Energy.

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Justin Kim (Head of R&D, Engineering, MSc.)

Mr. Justin Kim joined EHG in 2017 and has been working in research and commercial development of solutions and products applicable for oil field.

He spent more than 15 years working in technical and economic evaluation of upstream assets, collaborating with Fortune 500 companies. Previously, at Petronas, the Malaysian NOC, he was engaged in near field evaluation and prospect generation as a Sr. Geoscientist and at Korea Gas Corp.(KOGAS), he had participated in technical evaluation of various E&P projects including Iraq Akkas gas field operation, Canada shale/tight gas evaluation, Uzbekiatan Uzunkui seismic survey, Myanmar A1-A3, JPDA 06-102, Indonesia Krueng-Mane and Mozambique Area 4 and he has also worked at Samsung and KOIST at his early career.


He earned his BS/MS from Seoul National University in Earth Science (Geophysics).


Jun Lee (Upstream Manager/Researcher Petroleum Engineering, MSc.Technical Evaluation and Strategic Planning)

Mr. Jun Lee joined EHG in 2013 and has been working in transaction advice, project evaluation, reserves evaluation, financial modeling & valuation, due diligence, O&G field analysis, research and consulting services.


Prior to EHG, he worked at Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) as a researcher at resource development team. He participated various project related unconventional resources such as shale gas, tight gas, CBM, etc.


He earned his BS/MS from Hanyang University in Petroleum Engineering.


Youngkyung Kim (Researcher Petroleum Engineering, MSc. Research and Strategic Planning)

Mr. Youngkyung Kim joined EHG in 2015 and has been working in energy resources project evaluation, strategic development planning and R&D, consulting services.


Prior to EHG, he worked at Chosun University as a researcher in Petroleum Engineering laboratory. He participated various project related reservoir modeling/simulation such as tight gas, shale gas, oil sand, etc.


He earned his MS from Chosun University in Petroleum Engineering


James Lee (Researcher, B.S. Chinese Economics & Commerce Research and Global Marketing)

Mr. James Lee joined EHG in 2017 and has been working in R&D and technical marketing for oilfield equipment to expand into the global market.


Prior to join EHG, he has been studied at Qinghua University and  researched Chinese upstream market. His research mainly focused on shale gas development in Sichuan province, China.


He earned his BS from Hanyang University in Department of International study and Department of Humanities. Currently he is the MSc candidate and researcher from  Seoul National University in Department of Energy System Engineering.


IlSik Jang (Advisor, Petroleum Engineering, PhD.Risk Analysis/Technology Research)

Dr. Il Sik Jang is a professor of Petroleum Engineering at Chosun University. He is an outside partner who supports various projects that EHG performs.


He worked at KNOC as a researcher and was involved in various tasks including reservoir simulation research, fractured reservoir modeling, oil-sand production research, hydraulic fracturing and well testing. He performed over 20 projects (North-America, Peru, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, North Sea, etc.) of reserves evaluation.


Seoul National University, BSc, MSc, PhD in Petroleum Engineering