Insik (James) Back

Education: Dual degree in Business Administration (BBA) and French (BA), Kyunghee University, South Korea

Pre-MBA industry: International trading/metals and mining/petrochemicals/supply chain management/corporate strategy

Pre-MBA role: Trader and Business Development Manager, Samsung C&T Corporation

Clubs: Korea Club (Executive Committee); active member of Impact Consulting Club, Commodity Club, Asia Club, Volunteer Club and Football Club

About me: Insik grew up in Seoul, South Korea and graduated with a dual degree in French and business administration from Kyunghee University. Before joining London Business School, Insik had the opportunity to work as business development manager and trader of industrial goods at Samsung C&T Corporation, where he carried out various projects in more than 30 countries around the globe.

Insik decided to earn an MBA to deepen his knowledge in strategy and leadership and learn from others’ experiences. He chose LBS for a number of reasons, including its world-class reputation and the transnational LBS community, which resonates with his background and identity.

At LBS, Insik is a student ambassador for the MBA programme, an Executive Committee member for the Korea Club, and also contributes to the Impact Consulting club, Commodity Club, Asia Club, Volunteer Club and Football Club as an active member.

Three topics I can be approached about: Asians in Business; building networks in Korean corporations; living in London

Email address: iback.mba2022@london.edu