In January 2008, LG Electronics announced that Young Woo Nam would lead the company's operations in Asia, as President and CEO of LG Electronics Asia.
Prior to his current role, his most recent position was in charge of LG brand management. Young Woo as President and CEO of LG Electronics Asia, he is responsible for the whole of LG business and strategy in the Asia region, including Marketing, branding and Go-to-Market strategy deployment over all organizations. He has held a variety of key positions at LG Group. Mr. Nam was Executive Vice President at LG Corp., the holding company for the LG group of companies, and he managed the overseas business performance of LG's Telecommunications and Services affiliates.
Young Woo graduated from Seoul National University in 1973 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and he joined LG Group in 1979.
Whilst working at LG Electronics (LGE), he held several key positions, including Vice President of Administration at LGE's US subsidiary and Head of International Finance at LGE's corporate office. His proven capabilities along with his global experience set him on a fast track for success as he was appointed as CFO at LG Information & Communications (LGIC) while still in his 30's.
Soon after, he was promoted to a position where his responsibilities expanded to manage the entire administrative function at LGIC, and following Korea's financial crisis in 1998, he led LG Group's corporate restructuring activities as Senior Vice President at the LG Chairman's Office. In 2000, Young Woo became Executive Vice President at LG Dacom, and also served on the Board of Directors at Hanaro Telecom.
His in-depth knowledge of high-technology industry, such as telecoms, was highly acknowledged and awarded when he was appointed as COO of LG Telecom (LGT) in early 2006. During this time he focused on managing the active expansion of the company's subscriber base.
Young Woo also has a strong academic background. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School whilst he was at LGIC. In 2003, he also completed the Advanced Telecommunications & Media Management Program at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST) Graduate School of Management, whilst serving as CEO of Korea Internet Data Center Inc.