This involves contacting potential investors, organizing and giving presentations about the company, and preparing conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore four to five times annually. I was also tasked to manage the relationship of Hanmi with its pool of current investors by updating them of the company's performance and informing them of the company's future directions. In order to efficiently undertake all these tasks, the IR department was allocated an annual budget of $40 thousand.
Being a manager of IR did not limit me to investor relationships alone but also gave me the chance to contribute to the company's planning and management. Together with my other team members, I became involved with the development of short term and long term management goals and company analyses. With the advent of technological revolution which changes the core business processes, we have also examined the feasibility of a paperless work system in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
My passion and zeal for my job were rewarded by accomplishments. During my leadership in the IR, the stock price of Hanmi rose by 150% attributing to the aggressive effort of the whole business organization to maximize shareholder value.