President & CEO
Samsung Electronics North America
Mr. Y.K. Kim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics America, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Mr. Kim was most recently Senior Vice President, leading the Sales & Marketing Team of the Samsung Electronics Visual Display business.
Mr. Kim began his career at Samsung Electronics in 1986, in export sales. In 1989, he moved to France as a Senior Manager and ultimately became Vice President responsible for sales and marketing for the French market.
Following a leadership assignment as President of Samsung Electronics Philippines, Mr. Kim returned to France in 2002, as President of Samsung Electronics France. During his tenure, Samsung achieved the number one market share in the French TV market. He returned to Korea to head mobile phone Sales & Marketing Europe in 2007, before heading sales and marketing for the Visual Display business in 2009.
Mr. Kim graduated from Korea University with a B.A. degree in French Language and Literature in 1978. He holds a Master’s degree in Trade from I.A.E of Jean Moulin University of Lyon III.
President and CEO
Samsung Telecommunications America
Mr. Gregory Lee is President and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America. As the company’s lead executive, he is responsible for heading the company’s mobile business operations and strengthening the company’s leading position in the smartphone market in the U.S.
As a recognized leader for his achievements in marketing and innovative operations in Southeast Asia, Mr. Lee will continue to build STA’s success and mobile business initiatives. He is responsible for establishing new strategic alliance and partner relationships and for the development of new technology for Samsung Mobile.
Mr. Lee has a long history with Samsung Electronics. Prior to his position at STA, Mr. Lee was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Asia in January 2010. He led the regional headquarters for all Samsung Electronics’ businesses in Southeast Asia and Oceania for three years. Mr. Lee joined Samsung in 2004, and held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Electronics globally.
Before joining Samsung, Mr. Lee’s experiences include Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble in general management and marketing fields. Mr. Lee started his career in the United States and has worked extensively in both the U.S. and Asia.
President and CEO
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
As President and CEO of Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI), a multi-billion dollar U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Mr. Bae is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's business including its DRAM, Flash and SRAM memory groups, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD), storage, foundry and System LSI divisions and technical marketing organization.
For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Bae has held various strategic marketing and sales management positions within Samsung in Korea and Europe. Prior to his appointment at SSI, Mr. Bae was Senior Vice President of Memory Sales at Samsung Electronics in Seoul, Korea, where he was in charge of developing global sales strategy for the world's No. 1 memory company.
Prior to that, he served as President of Samsung Semiconductor Europe (UK and Germany). Before that, Mr. Bae was responsible for leading Memory Sales and marketing in this region. Mr. Bae began his career at Samsung in the Memory Application engineering division in Korea.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), located in Austin, Texas, is owned by Samsung Electronics and is the company's only semiconductor manufacturing plant located outside Korea.
As President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), Dr. Han oversees one of the most advanced semiconductor plants in the United States where state-of-the-art NAND Flash memory and Mobile SoC chips are made. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Han served as Vice President of the Photo Technology Team in Korea.
In almost 20 years of his career at Samsung, Dr. Han's experiences include several leadership roles in photomask, process development and process engineering. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and his master of science in electrical engineering from Kyeonghee University. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from Youngnam University.