Kim has served in signifcant leadership positions in Iraq for over 7 years. His introduction to Iraq occurred as a Marine Corps Colonel in 2004 and 2007 when he worked closely with Ministers, senior officials, and military leaders during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. He then returned to Iraq as a transitional business leader during the country’s emergence as a sovereign nation. Today, Iraq is the world’s fastest growing economy offering unprecedented opportunities for U.S. companies seeking leading global markets.
Iraq-U.S. Ventures, LLC (IUV) was formed to introduce U.S. businesses to the rapidly emerging opportunities for sales, services, and investments in Iraq. Also, Horizon Development Group is the in-country identity (DBA) of IUV structuring and performing major development projects across Iraq to modernize services, facilities, and new housing.
Kim’s initial work in Iraq began in 2004-05, to assist the country’s leadership in establishing its government and its democratic elections. He then served in 2006-07, as Deputy DCS of Resources & Sustainment for the Multi-National Force- Iraq during the critical “Surge” operations setting the conditions for Iraq’s sovereignty. Kim returned to Iraq as Project Manager for KBR supporting the U.S. State Department and eventually led an organization of over 6,000 employees during the multi-billion dollar asset “Defense to State Transition” in 2011. He continued as Task Order Manager with country-wide responsibilities over 17 independent sites across Iraq. In 2012, he became General Manager for KBR establishing the KBR Iraq, LLC commercial presence in Iraq with its Business Development Of ce in the International Zone in Baghdad, and its Operations Of ce in Basra.
In addition to Kim’s 7 plus years total experience in Iraq, he brings over 25 years’ executive leadership experience with 4 Fortune 500 rms including: Manager - Electronic Data Systems (EDS); Asst. Vice President - Southland Financial Corporation; Vice President & Assoc. General Partner - Hall Financial Group; and Sr. Vice President - Lomas Financial Group.