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JPMorgan CEO meets financial leaders in Seoul

June 6, 2023 - 15:46 By Byun Hye-jin
JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon speaks during an interview with Reuters in Miami on February 8. (Reuters)

JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon reportedly met with the heads of the nation’s top four financial groups and Bank of Korea Gov. Rhee Chang-yong in Seoul during his two-day visit to Korea in five years, according to industry sources on Tuesday.

Upon his arrival at a Seoul hotel on Monday, he met with the nation’s financial leaders, including Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Jin Ok-dong, Hana Financial Group Chairman Ham Young-joo, Woori Financial Group Chairman Lim Jong-ryong, Nonghyup Financial Group Chairman Lee Seok-joon and Korea Investment Corporation President Jin Seung-ho.

They discussed diverse investment opportunities, macroeconomic issues and possible partnerships, but the meeting lasted less than an hour for in-depth discussions, sources said.

Later in the day, the Wall Street mogul also visited the Bank of Korea office in central Seoul to pay a visit to Gov. Lee, then he met with staffers at JPMorgan Seoul.

He was visiting Korea after a week-long business trip to Asian countries, including China, Taiwan and Japan.

Speculation grew about his possible meet-up with Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong, considering they have maintained close ties. But both Samsung and JPMorgan declined to confirm the possibility.

Dimon left Seoul later in the day.