Mr. Hong is a Principal in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Hong worked at AID Partners, where he focused on private equity fund investments in the media industry across Asia. Previously, Mr. Hong was an Associate at Shinhan Asia Limited, where he focused on syndicated loans and corporate bonds in the Greater China Region. In addition, he worked at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Seoul Branch, where he focused on relationship management for corporate clients. Mr. Hong holds a B.A. from Peking University in Finance.