Iframe - Executive Management
Board of Directors, Member of the Risk Committee and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. YJ Kim became our Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 and has also served as a director on our Board since that time. In February 2020, Mr. Kim assumed the additional role of General Manager of the Display business to capitalize on attractive growth opportunities in OLED display and other relevant emerging markets. He also served as the acting General Manager of Foundry Services Group from January 2019 until the completion of the sale of the Foundry Services Group and the factory in Cheongju ("Fab 4") on September 1, 2020. Mr. Kim joined our company in May 2013 and served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Display Solutions Division. He was promoted to Interim Chief Executive Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kim held a variety of senior management roles at several global semiconductor firms in a career spanning about 31 years. His past roles include marketing, engineering, product development and strategic planning, and his product expertise includes microprocessors, network processors, FLASH, EPROM, analog, mixed-signal, sensors, workstations and servers. Immediately before joining our company, Mr. Kim served as Vice President, Infrastructure Processor Division, and General Manager of the OCTEON Multi-Core Processor Group of Cavium, Inc., where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to Cavium, Mr. Kim served as Core Team Lead and General Manager of the Tolapai Program at Intel Corporation from 2004 to 2006. In 1998, Mr. Kim co-founded API Networks, a joint venture between Samsung and Compaq, where he served as the head of product management, worldwide sales and business development for Alpha processors. Prior to API Networks, Mr. Kim served as Director of Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Kim began his career as a product engineer at Intel Corporation. Mr. Kim holds B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Our Board has concluded that Mr. YJ Kim is a valuable member of the Board based on his understanding of our company’s products and technology as our Chief Executive Officer and his deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Young Soo Woo was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in May 2020. Prior to joining MagnaChip, in 2020, Mr. Woo served as Chief Executive Officer of CoreeGroup which owns and manages companies engaged in infant care service, pharmaceuticals and related research and technology businesses. Before CoreeGroup, from 2017 to 2019, he served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Chong Kun Dang Holdings Corporation (“CKDH”), a public company and leading Korean pharmaceutical conglomerate, and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2018 to 2019. Before joining CKDH, Mr. Woo served as the General Secretary of the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the founder of CKDH, from 2016 to 2017. In 2015, Mr. Woo served as the acting President of Dong-A One, having been appointed to implement an internal restructuring plan. Prior to that, Mr. Woo served various management positions at technology and manufacturing companies, including as Head of Strategic Planning Office and Deputy Head of Finance Office of KT Corporation and as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hankook Tire. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Woo worked at Hanaro Telecom, one of the largest broadband Internet access providers in South Korea. Working in strategy and finance departments, he played a key role listing Hanaro Telecom on NASDAQ in 2000. Mr. Woo has an extensive background in financial planning and analysis, cost control, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and risk management. Mr. Woo earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Seoul National University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Cornell University.
Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Theodore Kim (T. Kim) became our Chief Compliance Officer in May 2015, and became our General Counsel and Secretary in November 2013. Mr. T. Kim previously served as our Senior Vice President from November 2013 to May 2015. Prior to joining MagnaChip, Mr. T. Kim served as Head Lawyer, Global Business Development at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance from October 2012 to October 2013. Mr. T. Kim was employed by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a law firm, from October 2005 to July 2012, serving most recently as Of Counsel. Prior to that, he served as Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang, a law firm in Korea, from 2001 to 2005, and prior to that, he worked as an associate attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP, a law firm, from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
General Manager of Worldwide Sales
Mr. Woung Moo Lee was named as General Manager of Worldwide Sales since June of 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Lee served as General Manager of Worldwide Sales and Power Solutions from February 2020. Mr. Lee had been appointed as General Manager of the Standard Products Group in 2015 and prior to that served as our Senior Vice President, Korea Sales from 2013. Before joining our company, he was one of the founding executives and served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Marketing, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. from 2009 to 2011. In 1984, Mr. Lee began his career as a memory semiconductor design engineer and served as Vice President of Memory Strategy & Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. until 2009. Mr. Lee received the prestigious “Proud Samsung Employee Award” in 2005 and holds a B.S. degree in Electron.