GSMA Appoints Hyunmi Yang As Chief Strategy Officer

GSMA Appoints Hyunmi Yang As Chief Strategy Officer

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GSMA Appoints Hyunmi Yang As Chief Strategy Officer PR Newswire LONDON, May 30, 2012 LONDON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced the appointment of Hyunmi Yang as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Yang, who was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at KT Corp.

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GSMA Appoints Hyunmi Yang As Chief
Strategy Officer
PR Newswire
LONDON, May 30, 2012
LONDON
,
May 30, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced the
appointment of Hyunmi Yang as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Yang, who was
most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at KT Corp.,
will join the GSMA effective
June 15
and will report to GSMA Director General
Anne Bouverot. As Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Yang will focus on working with
the GSMA's operator members in identifying opportunities that will advance the
development of the mobile communications industry.
"Hyunmi brings to the GSMA a strong understanding of the mobile industry, and
the opportunities and challenges that mobile operators are facing today," said
Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA. "Her experience in Korea, one of the
most innovative mobile markets in the world, combined with her experiences
from the financial sector, will be invaluable as she works with the GSMA
members in defining global strategies, initiatives and programmes that will
offer collective benefit for our operator members and the broad mobile
industry. I am excited to welcome such an accomplished executive to the GSMA
leadership team."
"I am pleased to accept this prestigious position with the GSMA at such an
exciting time for the mobile communications industry," commented Hyunmi
Yang. "We are living in a magical time where the boundaries between telecom
and many other industries are disappearing, and everything is converging to
mobile. I view this as a hugely positive opportunity for operators, businesses
and consumers around the world. I look forward to working with the GSMA's
members in exploring and maximising these new opportunities and extending
the reach of mobile technology in the coming years."
When joining KT as an Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of
Mobile Business Group in 2009, Ms. Yang was noted for being the first female
executive in the history of telecommunications in Korea. Later responsible for
both the mobile and fixed line businesses as a Chief Customer Officer, she had
overall ownership of the master customer portfolio, development of a group
customer loyalty programme and overall customer strategies. Further, with her
unique blend of careers in the fields of telecom and finance, Ms. Yang has led
the way and set the pace with regards to telecom–banking convergence
services such as smart wallet and mobile money transfer services, as well as
NFC.
Prior to KT, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for
Shinhan Bank in Korea, where she led marketing strategies and product
development. Ms. Yang has also held senior management roles at American
Express in
New York
, where she applied data-driven insights to marketing
strategies and loyalty programmes. Ms. Yang holds a Ph.D. in applied
mathematics and statistics from the State University of New York at
Stony
Brook
and M.S. and B.S. degrees in mathematics from Seoul National University
in
Seoul
.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning
more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile
operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment
providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations.
The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World
Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at
www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile
communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com.