Veteran Kiwi Chamber stalwart Lukas Beech – delivering thought leadership and perspective in Korea’s labour market
Lukas Beech speaks at 2019 NZ Tech Roadshow event
Looking back at the early founding of The Kiwi Chamber there are very few individuals who have stood resolute in supporting the organisation from the beginning. One such individual is Lukas Beech, who has served the chamber in such roles as secretary, vice chairman and advisor, giving his all to help it grow.
2015 The Kiwi Chamber Breakfast Forum with Minister Steven Joyce
Since late 2008, the chamber has had many noteworthy achievements, including hosting events with Prime Minister John Key during four of his visits to Korea; an event with former Prime Minister and administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clarke; and supporting the New Zealand government and the New Zealand Embassy in Korea’s initiatives to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with Korea – all which Mr. Beech assisted in helping make a big success.
Lukas Beech poses with former Prime Minister John Key at a The Kiwi Chamber event held at the New Zealand Embassy residence in Seoul
Of recent, Mr. Beech raised his game by taking leadership roles in developing relationships with the Gyeonggi Provincial government and the City of Seoul on behalf of The Kiwi Chamber and supporting related events. He also played a central role in successful chamber tech roadshows which profiled the New Zealand tech sector and connected Kiwi firms with Korean companies.
Lukas Beech addresses guests at the 2013 The Kiwi Chamber ANZAC Day Hui
On top of his volunteer roles at the chamber. Mr. Beech has made a strong name for himself in the field of corporate executive search. When the author met Lukas over 15 years ago, it was easy to see a young man with a laser sharp focus and an intense ambition to succeed. Rising through the ranks, Lukas assumed more leadership positions in his field and succeeded in developing executive search practices and capabilities for the firms where he was employed, becoming a trusted expert not only on recruitment but on the Korean labour market.
In 2021, Mr. Beech set up the local branch office of August Leadership in Korea – a global powerhouse in executive recruitment looking to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Aside from advising representatives from top multinationals on the Korean labour sector, Lukas is also responsible for searching and placing senior-level executives from all over the world in top positions for Korean and global firms alike. He specialises in industrial and automotive sectors and is well-known these days as a thought leader in the industry.
2014 New Zealand Wine Festival Seoul
To get the complete story, The Kiwi Chamber sat down with Lukas Beech, Representative Director of August Leadership, to discuss his previous roles in the chamber and hear about his unique journey in the field of executive recruitment in Korea.
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