David Kim

Founder & CEO / 500V

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David Kim is the Founder and CEO of 500V, an Alliance venture company which has over 500 innovative companies based on LIFE and TECHNOLOGY both online and offline. David is also the CEO of Tobu Life Tech Co. Ltd which he has been leading since 2000. He is currently on the Future Creation Science Department Venture Business Advisory Committee and is a judge on the KBS 1TV show “Challenge K-Startup 2016.” In 2016 David was awarded the Minister of Industry and Commerce as well as the Minister of Small & Medium Business.
Some of his other achievements include:
- 2015 Fair Social Development Economy Grand Prize
- 2015 Received a Commendation for local community development
- 2014 Awarded Korea's Creative Management Customer Satisfaction Management Award
- 2013 Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency Achievement Award
David graduated from Seoul National University (eMBA) and got his MBA from Korea University. He graduated from Hankuk University in Foreign Studies.