Bruce Kim founded SurplusGLOBAL in 2000 and has grown this company to become a world-class leader in the legacy semiconductor equipment market. SurplusGLOBAL has traded more than 40,000 units around the world with semiconductor fabs, OEMs, refurbishers, and dealers, based on his experience in the various trading fields he has accumulated in more than 40 countries over the past 30 years. In January 2017, SurplusGLOBAL was listed on the KOSDAQ, and it has its subsidiary 'EQ GLOBAL'. He established the 'Smile together Foundation' in 2012 to support families with developmental disabilities. He is the chairman of the Foundation and is continuously making efforts to contribute to society. He is also the chairman of the Organizing Committee at Autism Expo, the first autism exhibition to be held in Asia in 2019. As a businessman interested in Silk Road history, evolutionary psychology, and internet business, he tries to apply his knowledge of Silk Road and nomadic history to corporate management so that he can achieve his vision of making a company worth USD 1 Billion by his retirement. He graduated from Yonsei University, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, and completed the International Trade Law course of KDI School of International Policy and the World Class Convergence Program of Seoul National University. Currently, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, an advisory board member of Yonsei Engineering Research, and an Executive Director of SEMI Secondary Equipment Application Group. He was selected as one of Korea's top 500 business entrepreneurs by the Maeil Business News Korea in 2014, received the ‘Honorary Korean Trader of the Month’ in June 2015, and won the Presidential Award on the Trade Day in October.