Bon-joon Koo assumed the role of Vice Chairman of LG Electronics on October 1, 2010.
Born in 1951, Mr. Koo is the grandson of In-hwoi Koo, the founder of the LG Group. Mr. Koo has nearly a quarter of a century of experience working for various LG companies.
Prior to his appointment to Vice Chairman of LG Electronics, Mr. Koo served as the Vice Chairman and CEO of LG International.
From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Koo created and led the joint venture LG.Philips LCD, which became LG Display in 2008. He set the stage for LG Display to become the leading global LCD manufacturer that it is today.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Koo held various executive roles overseeing semiconductors, PCs, IT and chemicals. He returned to LG Electronics where he worked from 1986 to 1995 across a range of business areas.
Mr. Koo graduated from Seoul National University in 1978 with a degree in computational statistics and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.