Intralink has been active in South Korea since the early part of this century and established a permanent presence there in 2008. Following the rise of global electronics giants Samsung and LG, Intralink has helped many companies engage, sell and license to these and other large Korean corporates.

Intralink has worked with clients across a range of key growth sectors to establish a foothold in the Korean market, either through a direct sales strategy or by establishing local sales channels. Through our bilingual team of market and sector experts, we have the experience and contacts to help western companies succeed in this challenging but potentially very rewarding market.


Jonathan Cleave
Jonathan Cleave
Managing Director, Korea

Jonathan Cleave specializes in the energy sector where he has led projects from conventional power plant services to flywheel ESS and thermoelectric waste-heat recovery systems. He has secured a project to commercialize fuel cell technology in Korea. The deal will see 50MW rolled out by 2019, making it one of the largest fuel cell installations in the world. He joined Intralink after working for four years for a Korean software company where he managed the company’s international partner accounts. He also has experience working across the consumer electronics, semiconductor, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Originally from the UK, Jonathan moved to Korea in 2004. After completing his Masters at Seoul National University, he was awarded the Korean Government Scholarship to write his Ph.D. thesis on South Korean industrial policy in the new and renewable energy sector. He has been an invited speaker at the U.S. Commercial Service’s Energy Trade Mission, the Korean Hydrogen Industry Association and has moderated the Energy Panel for the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

Jonathan is fluent in Korean and is based in our Seoul office.


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