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Brian Koo

PhD '95

Managing Partner/CEO
LB Investment (Seoul, South Korea)


Dr. Brian Koo has been President & CEO of LB Investments (formerly LG Venture Investments) since 2003. Brian leads LB's investments in the software and internet sectors. Not only his experience as a management consultant and research economist, but also his background in economics and business development contributes significantly to the LB's knowledge base.

Prior to joining LB, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for strategy and marketing development projects for financial and manufacturing companies. He also successfully led and advised the engagement which resulted in one of the largest M&A deals for a Korean state-owned enterprise.

He also worked on client matters such as building web-based real estate portal services and the establishment of an Internet banking strategy.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he had ventured for 4 years at the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a state-owned economic institute, in which he conducted projects in corporate restructuring, business insolvency and conglomerate policy.


Brian holds a BA degree in Economics from Seoul National University and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

He is currently on the Board of Directors of KVCA (Korean Venture Capital Association) as Vice Chairman.