After graduating from Yale University, Kim began his career as a trader at Goldman Sachs in 1987. From there, he went on to Nomura, Credit Suisse and Mizuho leading teams conducting principal investment activities in which the firms' capital was invested directly for their own account. Major transactions include the acquisitions of Inntrepreneur Pub chain, Angel Trains, AT&T Capital, and Stenvalvet AB. Kim has extensive experience in structured finance, leveraged finance and credit derivatives trading. He sits on the boards of various early stage ventures including SEEK, Curemark LLP, Pharmajet Inc, Spatial View Inc, Flying Aces Limited, Ignite Gaming Technologies, Respicopea Holdings Limited.
Throughout his career, Kim has been involved in charitable endeavours such as the Big Brother programme, educational funding providing scholarships for underprivileged teenagers, cancer research and environmental charities.
Kim is a co-founder of Rush, which was registered in Switzerland in September 2010 to fund disruptive ideas in the fight against HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
After graduating from the London School of Economics, with a degree in Economics and International Relations, Marina pursued a career as a journalist, working first in print for publications such as
Marina then moved on to Communications & Marketing on the corporate side, working for international brands such as Benetton and The Body Shop as Marketing and Communications Director, spearheading international CSR initiatives related to Human Rights and as well as the environment and latterly with Bono’s Product RED to manage the launch of the American Express RED card in the UK in 2007, 1% of whose proceeds go to the Global Fund For AIDS earmarked for AIDS relief in sub Saharan Africa.
Marina is President and co-founder of Rush, which was registered in Switzerland in September 2010 to fund disruptive ideas in the fight against HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
She lives in London with her husband and two children.