Frank Ahrens Is A Leading Expert on Korea, Asia, Autos, Media and the East-West Culture Clash

I'm a career storyteller and communicator who spent 18 years as a journalist at The Washington Post and three years as the highest-ranking foreign executive at Hyundai Motor headquarters in Seoul. My story is chronicled in the 2016 Amazon Hot New Release, "SEOUL MAN: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan." 

The Washington Times said "SEOUL MAN" is "an important book." The Financial Times called it "an entertaining read."

"SEOUL MAN" was named a New York Post Best Book of 2016.


Put my knowledge and insight to work for you:

Writing: Frank can author a smart, powerful piece for your magazine or corporate publication. Frank's articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, Forbes, The Washington Post and The Diplomat.

Speaking: Frank can anchor your event with a lively, compelling presentation on a range of topics from Trump-era Asia policy to the future of the great Korean brands to living the shadow of a nuclear North Korea.

Consulting: Looking to do business in East Asia or improve relations with your East Asian business partner or stakeholder? Frank can do video presentations or fly-in seminars on navigating the minefield of Confucianism and the Asian business culture.

A satisfied client says:

"Frank Ahrens' talk on 'Corporate Confucianism' -- explaining and helping to solve the East-West corporate culture clash -- was eye-opening for our team. The reaction to Frank's engaging and entertaining presentation was overwhelmingly positive and left many team members eager to know more about Korean culture."
-- Sepa Sete, VP People, InnoceanUSA advertising agency

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Frank consulting at advertising agency InnoceanUSA in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Frank consulting at advertising agency InnoceanUSA in Huntington Beach, Calif.