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CEO Ohjoon KwonSign

must solidify our profitability on a par with leading global players, complete our restructuring process as part of IP 2.0, and strengthen our foundation for future growth.  must solidify our profitability on a par with leading global players, complete our restructuring process as part of IP 2.0, and strengthen our foundation for future growth.
For the future of a reunified Korea and for another 50 years of POSCO, let us fortify the stepping-stones so that our next generation can continue to build upon the history of 'POSCO the Great.' - POSCO CEO in March 2014 For the future of a reunified Korea and for another 50 years of POSCO, let us fortify the stepping-stones so that our next generation can continue to build upon the history of 'POSCO the Great.' - POSCO CEO in March 2014
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Education
  • 1972

    Seoul National University, S. Korea, BS in Metallurgy

  • 1985

    University of Pittsburgh, USA, Ph.D in Materials Sci. & Eng.

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
  • 1986 - 1987

    General Manager, Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO

  • 1987 - 1996

    General Manager, Steel Products Research Department, RIST

  • 1996 - 2003

    Department Manager, Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO

  • 2003 - 2006

    Managing Director, EU Office, POSCO (Senior Vice President)

  • 2007 - 2009

    Head of Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO
    (Executive Vice President/Senior Vice President)

  • 2009 - 2011

    CEO, RIST (Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology)

  • 2011 - 2012

    Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, POSCO

  • 2012 - 2014

    President & Chief Technology Officer, POSCO

  • 2014 -

    Representative Director & CEO, POSCO

ADVISORY
APPOINTMENTS
  • 2014 -

    Vice Chairman, Korea Employers Federation

  • 2014 -

    Chairman, Korea Iron & Steel Association

  • 2014 -

    Chairman, Korea-Australia Business Council

  • 2014 -

    Member of the Executive Committee, worldsteel

  • 2015 -

    Chairman, POSTECH Foundation

  • 2015 -

    Member of the Board, National Academy Engineering of Korea

AWARDS
  • 1980

    Outstanding Young Member Award, American Society for Metals

  • 1996

    IR52 Jang Young Shil Award, Korea Industrial Technology Association

  • 1997

    Charles Hatchett Award,The Institute of Materials(UK)

  • 2008

    Order of Industrial Service Merit - Bronze Tower, Government of Korea

  • 2013

    The Best CTO Award, Korea Industrial Technology Association

  • 2016

    Van Fleet Award, The Korea Society

  • 2016

    The Nation's Top Scientists, The Korea Federation of Science and Technology Societies

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