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  • Dr Oh-Hyun Kwon
    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
    Samsung Electronics


Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon has been Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics since June 8, 2012.  

In addition to overseeing the company in his role as the CEO, he 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. During his 10 years at the System LSI Division, Dr. Kwon gained special recognition for the commercial success 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). 

Dr. Kwon holds 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. 

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