Frank Ahrens Is A Leading Expert, Keynote Speaker and Consultant on Korea, the Automobile Industry and the East-West Corporate 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, South Korea. I am now a Washington D.C. communications consultant with BGR Group who works with a number of foreign clients and American clients working in foreign markets.

My book, "SEOUL MAN: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan," was named a New York Post Best Book of 2016.

-- If you are a group or organization trying to make sense of what's happening in volatile Korea and East Asia, I will deliver a memorable keynote address for your event.

-- If you are a Western company entering the rewarding but risky Asian market, or an Asian company trying to understand the befuddling American corporate culture, I will use my research and experience to improve your bottom line.

 

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: I can anchor your event with a lively, compelling presentation on topics ranging from Trump-era Asia foreign policy to the future of the great Korean corporate brands to living the shadow of a nuclear North Korea. LEARN MORE

Frank is proud to be represented by Chartwell Speakers. To book him for a keynote speaking engagement, please contact Raleigh Addington at raleigh@chartwellspeakers.com

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CONSULTING: Looking to do business in East Asia or improve relations with your East Asian business partner or stakeholder? I have consulted with industry-leading companies. LEARN MORE

WRITING: I can author a smart, powerful piece for your magazine or corporate publication. My articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, Forbes, The Washington Post and The Diplomat. LEARN MORE


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

For rates and availability, contact seoulmanthebook@gmail.com

To buy "SEOUL MAN" click here.

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

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