Board of Directors
Dong S. Kim
Dong S. Kim is President of PV Business Development, SK Innovation. He has extensive experiences in managing R&D and Engineering activities. He served as the President of Global Technology and CTO at SK Innovation since 2009. He led the development of technologies to maintain a competitive advantage in various areas, including refining, petro-chemical, lubricant and E&P, and new R&D activities for a sustainable future. Many new R&D projects were launched and commercialized during his tenure. He also introduced the Research and Business Development + Engineering (R&BD+E) program to reduce the cycle time from R&D output to engineering construction. He led the early development of the Li-ion battery business and I/E materials business for SK. He also serves as a board member of two other Venture companies.
Before joining SK Innovation, Dong S. Kim has been with Royal Dutch Shell for 19 years in various positions as a leadership and as a researcher including research engineer, team leader, technical advisor, and Asia-Pacific Engineering regional manager. During his employment, he has worked on and led various assignments related to mechanical integrity and reliability of plants, sub-sea systems, offshore structures, and unconventional oil including oil shale and oil sand, He managed a global reliability and integrity team which handles the reliability, safety, and mechanical integrity of equipment in many different fields including Offshore, Onshore, Gas plant, Refining, Chemical, Catalyst, Bio, GTL and Wind energy. He served as Chairman of two API sub-committees. Since 2010, he has served as a member of the Technology Sub-Committee for the Korea National Economic Council.
Prior to joining Shell he taught at Yeungnam University in Korea as an Assistant Professor. He also taught at the Ohio State University. Currently, he serves as adjunct professor for both the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seoul National University.
Henri Arif, Senior Member, Credit Suisse
Prior to his work with CFIG, Henri was the Managing Director and founder of Edge Chemicals LLC, a physical commodities NY based trading firm, where he quickly developed an international trading activity in Ethanol and Biodiesel starting in 2001. Prior to that and for over 10 years, he was an executive board member and senior manager at a private family holding company with activities in the Chemical and Petrochemical manufacturing industry, after having held specific positions at the operational and commercial levels of the business.Henri started his career at IBM in France and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Operations Management from Boston University.
Tim Costello, CEO, Builder Homesite, Inc.
Perry Ha, Managing Director
Prior to that, he managed an R&D Group at Amicon, a life science devices company, which was successfully sold to Milipore in 1994. He was granted two patents during his tenure at Amicon. He serves on the board of Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE), on the Visiting Committee at MIT, and on the Leadership Board of MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was the captain of his collegiate volleyball team and was selected to NCAA All-American Third Team. He is a life-long student and teacher of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art of which he is a certified Master Instructor.
June Soo Lee, Senior Vice President of SK Innovation
June Soo Lee is a senior vice president of SK Innovation and as of 2013, he was appointed as the head of Global Technology Strategy & Planning Division. He has been with SK since 1989 as a leader of new business development division and head of technology strategy & planning office and battery R&D Center of SK Innovation. He also led business division and lithium battery business at SK Mobile Energy and SKC, respectively. June Soo Lee holds M.S. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, USA, and B.S. from Seoul National University, Korea.
Arno Penzias, Venture Partner, NEA
Dr. B.J. Stanbery, Chief Science Officer