Regional Advisory Leadership
Sam Y. Chung, Ph.D.
Dr. Chung has been a Professor of Finance at the School of Business -Long Island University, NY. He is currently the program chair ‘Artificial Intelligence & Fintech” at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Information in Korea. He is an advisor of AIF Global for its Asia relations. He had been an academic advisor of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Alternative Investments. Dr. Chung has also advised Korea Financial Services Commission and Financial Supervisory Services regarding the nation’s Alternative Investments regulatory policies since 2012.
He has had 20+ years of experience as a researcher, advisor, and senior portfolio manager in both U.S. and Korea. He has been advising several Global GPs for their investment relations with Korean LPs including NPS, KIC, Korea-Post, and other Korean public and private asset owners. Dr. Chung received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Master of Finance from Boston College, and M.B.A from Illinois State University.
Committees Currently Involved:
- Korea National Pension Service (NPS): Investment Policy Committee Member
- Korea Post (K-Post): Insurance Division Investment Policy Committee Member
- Korea Public Pension Funds Pool: Alternative Investment Committee Member
- Korea Investment Management (KIM): BOD Member
Technology and Communications
Since 2010, Jason has served as Founder and CEO of Orange Reef Sustainable Business Results, providing consulting and solutions to diverse organizations, primarily in the financial, healthcare, and government spaces. In other fractional capacities, he serves as Chief Communications Officer (CCO) for Balanced Pharma, Inc. and is the Executive Director of Brand and Technology for the National Institute of Public Finance (NIPF). He has worked with over 20 Fortune 500 corporations (including 3M, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Ingersoll Rand, Volvo, and Wells Fargo), along with leading government, finance, and healthcare organizations, providing a unique blend of marketing, communications, and technology solutions.
Jason has been featured as a thought leader by the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and is the recipient of the 2020 Technology and Brand Management Excellence Award by the AIF Institute, as well as the Innovation Award and Treasurer’s Challenge Coin by one of the leading state treasuries in the United States.
His educational background includes studies in marketing, communications, and ROI methodology at Columbia Business School and Villanova University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.