President and Group Chief Strategy Officer of Korea Telecom Corporation
Mr. Yung Kim is President and Group Chief Strategy Officer of Korea Telecom Corporation, a fully integrated total telecommunications service provider in Korea with over USD 18.8 billion in revenue. As a President and Group Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Kim is responsible for Korea Telecom group strategy, corporate management and innovation, global corporate development, strategic investment and Mergers & Acquisitions, and group synergy and portfolio management of 53 subsidiaries with consolidate revenue of over USD 23.8 billion. Mr. Kim also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Korea Telecom SAT Company, Ltd., a spin-off company of KT specializing in satellite communications services and the operation of satellites. Mr. Kim currently sits on the Board of Directors of Korea Telecom Corporation, BC Card (a credit/debit card issuance, transaction and processing company) and KT Skylife Company, Ltd., (a satellite TV company). He joined KT Corp. in 2009 as SEVP and Head of the Strategy Planning & Investment. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea (IEEK). Prior to joining KT, Mr. Kim had been with British Telecom for over 27 years, working at key posts in various telecommunications business areas. From 2004 – 2009, he was Vice-President of Technology and Innovation at the Group CTO Office, reporting in-line to the Group CEO. His main responsibility was to source innovative telecom and ICT products and services in Japan and Korea, with the aim of introducing them to the UK. He was also Head of Technology and Operations, BT Japan, with primary responsibility for all technical and capital investment matters relating to BT’s investments in Japan, including Japan Telecom, J-Phone and BT NIS. Mr. Kim graduated from University College, University of London, with a BSc in Electronic Engineering with Honours in 1980 and was awarded a MSC in Microwave Engineering and Modern Optics from the same establishment in 1981.