University Medal awarded to longtime Watson partner
Cheolkyo Kim, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd., was awarded the University Medal at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16. In his position since June 2011, he leads the high-technology company and its four divisions: Power Systems, Defense Solutions, Security Solutions and Machinery Solutions.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in communication engineering in 1981 from the Univesity of Hanyang, and his master of science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Yonsei in 1983.
Since joining Samsung as an engineer in 1983, Kim has risen through the leadership ranks and compiled an extensive background in mechatronics and manufacturing technology as well as corporate auditing.
From 1995 to 2005, he was vice president of the corporate auditing team at the Samsung Strategic Planning Office and he has overseen numerous corporate-wide auditing and management consulting projects during his years with the team.