Tyler Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific

Tyler has close to three decades of experience in the business of strategic communications. He has counseled a wide range of senior executives of multinational corporations, providing them with strategies for a broad array of initiatives including market entry, corporate positioning, crisis & issues management, labor issues counsel and marketing communications.

Tyler Kim

The fastest way to mediocrity is to stay in your comfort zone.


When did you start working at Weber Shandwick?

I joined Weber Shandwick in November 2009 to launch the Korean operations. In that first year itself, we were able to double our size. It's been a great ride since.

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever gotten?

Don’t screw it up.

If you weren’t working in this industry, what would you want to do?

Forest ranger or wilderness survival guide.

What’s something surprising people might not know about you?

I’ve read the entire Bible in 90 days.

Who is someone that inspires you right now?

My two sons. They inspire me to do good and be the best as I can be.

What’s your favorite thing about Seoul?

The accessibility. Everything in Seoul is very consumer focused and extremely convenient. You can order anything on-line and it will be at your doorstep within hours.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Seoul?

Pojangmacha (street food stalls)

What’s your favorite way to unwind in your free time?

Listening to music while going through old photos on my phone.