Jeong H. Kim is the Chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a technology company focusing on interactive video for live events. Previously, he was the 11th president of Bell Labs, the communication industry’s most heralded research organization, where he was the first leader recruited from outside Bell Labs in its 80+year history.
Dr. Kim’s background ranges from being a CEO of a high technology start-up to senior executive of a Fortune 500 corporation. In just five years, he created the #1 Hot Growth Company among all public companies in the U.S. and was featured on the cover of Business Week in May of 1997.
Dr. Kim’s early career encompassed computer design, satellite systems design, data communications, and seven years of service as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in technical management and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Kim has served on numerous corporate, university, and non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of Samsung Electronics in addition to NTI’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and in 2005 was named one of the 10 most influential Asian Americans in business by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, the government of France awarded him the Legion of Honor for his services in global technology, and in 2016 he received the Horatio Alger Award.