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Distinguished Industry Leader Award 2016 - Jong-Kyun Shin

"For the leadership in technology development and industry applications of advanced mobile communications technologies including the ‘Galaxy’ mobile phone series."

Jong-Kyun Shin

JK Shin is the President and CEO of the IT & Mobile Communications (IM) Division at Samsung Electronics, a position he has held since March 2013. Mr. Shin has been with the company for more than 30 years, and has played a pivotal role in establishing Samsung as a premium global brand and a top technology firm in the world, while spearheading its mobile business to become the world’s largest handset vendor. Over the last few years, he successfully introduced numerous innovative products, including the Galaxy S smartphone series and new market-creating product categories, such as the Galaxy Note variants, VR, and wearable devices. His aspiration to enrich the lives of individuals around the globe by persistently leading innovation and evolution in the communications industry continues to remain solid.

Mr. Shin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kwangwoon University in 1981.