Frank Ahrens Is A Veteran Global Communicator and Leading Expert on Korea, the Automobile Industry and the East-West Corporate Culture Clash

I'm a career storyteller.

I'm a vice president of public relations with BGR Group in Washington D.C. We work with clients from around the world to tell their stories to Washington and top-tier national media through traditional and digital channels. Click here to see our communications offerings. Click here to read my bio and contact me.

Prior to BGR, I was the vice president for global corporate communications for Hyundai Motor in Seoul. I was the highest-ranking foreign executive at headquarters and the only American.

Before that, I was a journalist at The Washington Post, specializing in business and financial coverage.

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.

 

 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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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

Please contact me at seoulmanthebook@gmail.com

To buy "SEOUL MAN" click here.

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

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