Jeong H. Kim is chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a startup focusing on interactive mobile video. Prior to that, he was the 11th president of Bell Labs, the communication industry’s most heralded research organization. His background ranges from being a CEO of a high technology startup to senior executive of a Fortune 500 corporation. Dr. Kim’s early career encompassed computer design, satellite systems design and data communications, including seven years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in technical management and bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, from Postech University in South Korea. Dr. Kim has sat on numerous corporate, university and nonprofit boards and currently serves on the boards of Samsung Electronics Co., ARRIS International Plc., and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was named one of the 10 most influential Asian Americans in business for 2005 by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber. In January 2014 the government of France awarded him membership in the Legion of Honor for his services in global technology.