Hea-Sil Chang is a Partner in FRA’s Korea office. With extensive experience in audit accounting for major domestic and foreign-invested companies during her early career with KPMG Korea, she then joined the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) of the Republic of Korea where she focused on anti-corruption investigations.
Chang joined FRA after six years in the Accounting Analysis team of the Anti-Corruption Coordination & External Affairs Division of the SPO. She specialized in accounting analysis and tracking money flows (digital forensic investigations). As head of the accounting analysis team in the anti-corruption investigations department, she led teams to uncover instances of irregularities and embezzlement, and contributed to prosecution. This included violations of the Special Act on the Aggravated Punishment, of Specific Economic Crimes by major Korean companies such as Samsung and Lotte Group, as well as corruption and embezzlement involving members of the Diet.
Prior to the SPO, Chang worked at KPMG Korea Audit team for 11 years. She also worked as an educational instructor for anti-corruption investigators and accounting analysis for new prosecutors at the Institute of Justice.
Chang has a Master’s in Business Administration (main major) and Economics (double major) from Ewha Womans University. She is a member of the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA).