Ramboll appoints new country director for South Korea


Inho Cho appointed as country director for new Ramboll office in Seoul, South Korea.

With the opening of a new office in Seoul, Ramboll’s global wind division is further ramping up its activities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Newly appointed country director for South Korea, Inho Cho, will drive the company’s strategic expansion to support local and global clients in the regional market.

The Seoul office marks the second office in the APAC region for Ramboll’s wind division, after successfully setting up an office in Tokyo, Japan, in 2022. With the appointment of Inho Cho, Ramboll is bringing in a well-regarded senior expert. Prior to joining Ramboll, Cho held various senior positions in technical sales and marketing at Samsung Heavy Industries and has intensive international experience from postings in the US, UK, Germany, Norway and Greece.

Ramboll has already started to work with local and global clients on a number of multidisciplinary projects in South Korea, including feasibility and conceptual studies for turbine and offshore substation foundations, environmental impact assessment studies and site conditions assessments.

Tim Fischer, global senior director for wind at Ramboll, commented: “We have seen a significant increase in activities from local and global clients in South Korea. With a climate and topography moderately suited for large-scale onshore wind power generation, there is a huge untapped potential to leverage offshore wind development to drive the country’s green energy transition.

“Getting local senior executive Inho Cho on board enables us to really pave the way for our clients to enter and succeed in the South Korean market. This will be hugely beneficial for our global client base.”

South Korea’s government is committed to reach net zero by 2050 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. As part of South Korea’s Green New Deal, 12 GW of offshore energy will be deployed by 2030.

Commenting on his appointment, Inho Cho said: “We will see a dramatic shift in South Korea’s energy sourcing over the next decade, with offshore wind being one of the key enablers. The country’s economy is driven by the heavy industries sector, which accounts for more than 60% of South Korea’s final energy use. Currently, we rely heavily on imported fossil fuels, but this has to change. I am very excited to be part of that journey and leveraging Ramboll’s more than 30 years of experience in offshore wind.”