As of November 1st, Managing Director Ki Jun Park of Jumbo Korea hands over the management to Jason Hwang. Park will continue as an advisor to the board, ensuring that Jumbo will be able to draw on his extensive knowledge and experience of the Asian heavy lift market.
Park started Jumbo’s Korean office 23 years ago in 1997. Korea was and is a large petrochemical production market and several big EPCs are based in the country. Therefore, establishing a local presence was a logical step, the company states. During his career at Jumbo, Park laid the groundwork for a successful regional heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargo network which substantially added to the success of Jumbo.
Last year, Park commercially handled the heaviest lift in Jumbo’s five–year history: the lifting of a 1929-tonne wash tower, which measured over a 100 metres long (see picture below). The lift was part of a contract awarded by Samsung Engineering and comprised the transport of the heavy wash tower and four columns for the JUPC project in Saudi Arabia.
‘Mr Park is a well-respected member of the Jumbo family. For 23 years, he has worked relentlessly to contribute to Jumbo’s continued success. Together with Jason Hwang, whom he has taught the intricacies of the project cargo industry, he has ensured that Jumbo remains a well-respected name in Korea and the region,’ says Jumbo’s CEO Michael Kahn.
Hwang joined Jumbo in 2017. As of 1 November, he will take the post of Managing Director Jumbo Korea. ‘Both clients and colleagues have come to know Jason as a kind and respectful man, both business-wise and as a person. His approach of truly partnering with customers to ensure their projects are handled satisfactorily has become his trademark and the Board is confident that Jumbo Korea will continue to flourish with Jason at the helm,’ adds Kahn.