You Hyun ("YH") Ko joined Calvin Klein as Managing Director, Korea, in January 2015. YH is based in Seoul and is responsible for developing corporate strategies for Korea. He is focused on strengthening the Calvin Klein brands' performance within the Korean market, as well as aligning Calvin Klein's strategies in Korea across Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Accessories, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Performance and Calvin Klein Platinum Accessories with the brands' global initiatives.
YH has deep knowledge of the retail and apparel industry, with nearly 30 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, sales and strategic planning within global and Korean companies. Prior to joining PVH, YH was Senior Vice President of Shinsegae International, one of leading fashion retailers in Korea. YH previously worked at Samsung Cheil, one of the top fashion houses in Korea, as Senior Vice President / Head of the Bean Pole brand and ultimately grew Bean Pole to be the number one casual brand in Korea with $560 million in revenue. YH also worked at Levi Strauss Korea as Brand Leader, helping it regain its leadership in the jeanswear market by rejuvenating the Levi's brand.
YH received his MBA from the Business School of Korea University, one of leading business school in Korea.