Head of Products and Business Strategy, Network Business Unit
Woojune Kim is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Products and Business Strategy, Networks Business Unit at Samsung Electronics.
He has worked extensively in the telecommunications industry during the transition over the last 20 years from traditional telephony to IP and wireless networks, covering engineering and business roles, He started as a systems engineer at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs (Murray Hill), working on the first ATM PON/FTTH networks.
In 1999, he joined Samsung and helped develop the first commercial CDMA2000 3G system in the world. Later he joined Airvana Inc, Boston, where he became Vice President of Technology and CTO of Femtocells. In this role, he led marketing and development teams to develop new and innovative wireless products related to 4G LTE RAN, smallcells, and security and access gateways.
Since 2011 he has been with Samsung Networks, working in various roles, including Head of Global Product Management and Technical Sales, and Regional GM for North American Networks business. More recently he has focused on bringing the advanced 5G mmWave technology developed by Samsung’s R&D teams into commercial deployments including the first 5G trials in the world.
He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea.