Hyeonmo Ku

President & CEO, KT

Hyeonmo Ku

Speaker Bio


Dr. Hyeonmo Ku is currently CEO of KT. He was appointedas the CEO of KT in March2020. After taking the office, he declared the vision of DIGICO(Digital Platform Company)and successfully transformed KT from a telecommunication-oriented company to DIGICO.He has been serving as a board member of GSMA since 2021, and also a member of the Broadband Commission which is focused on leveraging ICT and broadband-based technologies for sustainable development.



Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Ku served as President and Chief of Customer&Media Business Group. Dr. Ku served as Chief Strategy Officer from 2015to2018. He also served as Chief of Staff in 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Telecom & Convergence Business Group in 2013.



From 2009 to 2012, he was the head of Strategy and Sales Unit in Mobile Business Department, where he played a key role in making mobile business strategy, as well as planning and implementing of distribution channel strategy of KT.



Dr. Ku is a veteran in the telecommunications industry with more than 35years of experience. He has assumed outstanding leadership in the development of business strategy.



He started his career in ICT industry at KT after graduating from Seoul National University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in1985. He received Master of Science degree in Management Science and Ph.D. in Management Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1987 and 1998, respectively.