Sandor Hau, Managing Director and Head of Charlesbank’s Credit team, was recognized in a recent story in The Korea Times profiling the Korea Finance Society (KFS). Mr. Hau co-founded KFS in 2009 as a platform to help Korean and Korean-American finance professionals grow and develop their careers. The organization, headquartered in New York, provides a network for mentorship, forums and industry social gatherings to facilitate members’ growth across the industry.
Since its founding by Mr. Hau and Mike Joo (Global Corporate & Investment Banking and Head of North America at Bank of America (BofA) Securities), KFS has grown exponentially, with over 3,000 members today, from high-profile financial leaders to young college mentees. The majority of KFS members are based in the United States, with a growing contingent in Korea, Hong Kong and London. Approximately 90 percent of the organization’s members work in banking, private equity, credit or the hedge fund industry.
From the outset, Mr. Hau has been a passionate mentor for young talent, from helping high-achieving college students via the KFS Fellowship Program to helping Korean and Korean-American women foster meaningful connections and share opportunities in the industry. About half of the organization’s members are female.
Mark Kim, president of KFS, attributes the organization’s unique culture of giving back to the example set by its co-founders from the beginning. Mr. Hau’s consistent involvement in the group has also helped perpetuate strong community engagement and voluntary commitment from members.
Mr. Hau joined Charlesbank in 2016 and has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry, helping to build profitable credit platforms at Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities International.
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