Mr. Sung Min Ha became President and CEO of SK Telecom on January 1, 2011. Building on SK Telecom’s long history of leadership in the telecom industry, Mr. Ha is focused on realizing the company’s new growth strategy around “Speed, Openness and Collaboration” for the local and international market. He believes SK Telecom must become a more agile and quick to react organization in order to not only strengthen its market leadership in fixed-mobile convergence but also to capture more opportunities in new sectors through open collaboration with partners. Mr. Ha brings to SK Telecom more than 28 years of management experience at SK Group. His career started with SK Networks in 1982. He joined SK Telecom in 1996 and developed his career in the fields of finance and strategy. Leveraging his background, Mr. Ha undertook many milestone projects and greatly contributed to the growth of SK Telecom.
One of his major achievements was the 2002 merger between SK Telecom and Shinsegi Telecom, in which he played a vital role in the successful integration of the two Korean telecom giants. In 2004, he was named Head of the Strategic Planning Group at SK Telecom, managing the company’s successful conversion from 2G to 3G. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Ha was President of the Mobile Network Operation Business Unit (MNO CIC), a major business unit under SK Telecom. He oversaw the full range of telecom business, including wireless business, broadband, as well as fixed-line services. Mr. Ha was a driving force in leading the company to excel in Korea’s highly competitive mobile market, and to position itself as one of the most innovative mobile carriers in the world. Known for his pragmatic and speedy leadership style, Mr. Ha takes a realistic and thorough approach to management issues.
Stressing the importance of open and direct communication between management and employees, he regularly shares his thoughts on management issues as well as his personal life through an in-company social networking service.
Mr. Sung Min Ha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. In 2007, he was granted the Certificate of Commendation by the President of Korea for his dedication to the development of the Korean ICT industry.