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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Seahi Han

Seahi Han


Saehi Han, Ph.D., was born and raised in Korea, and worked and studied in Belgium for 15 years. Since his return to South Korea, as a coach / consultant / trainer, he has been engaged in leadership/team development and strategic/cultural change of numerous MNCs (Microsoft, Honeywell, Amgen, KB Financial Group, PepsiCo, Exxon Mobil, Dell, Unilever, Nexans, NI, General Mills, Dassault Systems, AMD, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Monsanto, RBS, Samsung, LG, etc.) as well as the Blue House (Korean Presidential Palace), KNOC (Korea National Oil Corporation), etc. in the public sector. While in Belgium, he worked as MD/President of Hitel Express (sales/marketing consulting and tourism/publication) and Expo88/CHJ Group (international trading and exposition) managing subsidiaries in Korea, Belgium and the Netherlands. In his earlier career, he served as Lieutenant Officer in Korean Navy and subsequently as Chief Officer / Captain of merchant marine, visiting some 50 countries in 5 continents. He acquired 4 academic degrees in Belgium (MBA/BS, Brussels University) and Korea (Ph.D./BE, Korea Maritime University). Saehi speaks Korean, English and French currently, but he has also learned Japanese, Spanish and Dutch through his earlier career. He taught Human Resource Management at Kosin University in Korea. He has written some 90 articles/columns on culture and organizational development including “Research on the Impact of Internal Values of Employees to Organizational Culture and on its Diagnosis Frameworks” (Ph.D. thesis), “Mergers and Acquisitions: What to do when communicating more often is just not enough”(Global Forum, USA), and “Embedded Discrimination Factors in Korean Culture”(Korea Social Theory) etc. He lives in Gimpo, Korea.