Dr Oh-Hyun Kwon, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, also leads the Device Solutions, the organization that oversees the core component businesses of Samsung Electronics, including its Memory Business, System LSI Business and LED Business.
Dr Oh-Hyun Kwon was officially appointed Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics Co. by the company's Board of Directors on June 8, 2012, and was that year voted #5 on CNNMoney's Businessperson of the Year list, and the eight most influential executive in the world by CRN, who noted that 'Samsung has replaced Sony as the most powerful technology company outside the US and is the vendor best positioned to knock Apple off its mobile throne. Kwon took over as Samsung's newest CEO this summer after a successful turn as the head of the company's semiconductor and components business.'
As well as overseeing the company in his role of CEO, the Vice Chairman continues to lead the Device Solutions Division of Samsung Electronics, which consists of the three component businesses: Memory, System LSI and LED.
Since Dr Kwon joined Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Business in 1985, he has played a pivotal role in Samsung Electronics' rapid advance in the semiconductor industry. He successfully led the development of the industry's first 64Mb DRAM in 1992, and was promoted to Vice President of Samsung's Memory Device Technology unit three years later. In 1998, Dr Kwon was appointed Senior Vice President and head of System LSI Division's ASIC business. In 2000, he became Executive Vice President and head of LSI Technology. In January of 2004, Dr Kwon was appointed President and General Manager of the System LSI Division. During his 10 years at the System LSI Division, Dr Kwon gained special recognition for achieving top market shares of display driver ICs, application processors and CMOS image sensors. In May of 2008, Dr Kwon was appointed President of Semiconductor Business (now Device Solutions). In December of 2011, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics.
Dr Kwon has published numerous papers at conferences and symposiums including ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, and IEDM. He has also contributed his expertise to a number of technical journals on semiconductor related topics.
Dr Kwon has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Oh-Hyun Kwon travels from South Korea