Bruce Han Joins the Council of Korean Americans as
Director of Engagement and Development
Washington, D.C. – The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Han has assumed the role of Director of Engagement and Development.
With a career spanning over three decades, Bruce brings a wealth of experience in capital markets, investment banking and philanthropy to his role at CKA. Prior to joining CKA, Bruce served as a Major Gift Officer at Haverford College, where he played a pivotal role in engaging alumni and major donors for the college’s annual fundraising. His contributions extended beyond Haverford College, as he also served on the Council on Presidential Initiatives and the President’s Council at his alma mater, Swarthmore College, contributing to the successful completion of the college’s capital campaign.
In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Bruce has an extensive background in capital markets and investment banking. His track record includes roles at prominent institutions such as Samsung Securities, UBS, JPMorgan, and Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a diverse range of sectors including private equity, fixed income, and alternative investment products.
Notably, Bruce was also a seasoned television host of the highly regarded English language business show, Global Signs, on the Korea Economic Broadcasting Station (Hankyung TV). Through this platform, he had the privilege of conducting insightful interviews with esteemed business luminaries, including Stephan A. Schwarzman, the co-founder and president of the Blackstone Group, Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund and Soros Fund Management, and James Rickards, the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.
A graduate of Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and Yonsei University, Bruce’s academic background in Asian history and international relations, coupled with his fluency in both Korean and English, uniquely position him to bridge cultures and facilitate meaningful connections within the Korean American community.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bruce Han as our new Director of Engagement and Development,” said Abraham Kim, PhD, Executive Director at CKA. “His wealth of experience, both in the financial sector and in philanthropy, combined with his exceptional communication skills, will be invaluable in advancing CKA’s mission and vision.”
The Council of Korean Americans is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice, interest, and influence of the Korean American community through education, collaboration, and leadership development.
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