Haksoo Kim


Haksoo Kim serves as the country director of South Korea for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. corn, barley, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Haksoo manages the Grains Council Seoul Office, develops strategies and plans to increase U.S. market share.

Prior to the Council, Haksoo served as a director general for Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) where he managed agricultural trading division, and the president of aT Grain Company where he managed a grain trading venture in Chicago. Haksoo has mainly engaged in the international grain business and agricultural trade in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Korea for last 33 years.

Haksoo studied international trade and industry at the Graduate School of Economics, Yonsei University.


About The U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.