Byungki Oh::Byungki Oh - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Byungki Oh

Byungki Oh::Byungki Oh

SVP, Global Business Development


Korea Telecom


Mr. Byungki Oh has over 30 years of experience in  telecommunications industry encompassing various areas in the mobile network engineering, technology strategy and management, international standardization, international roaming, development of corporate strategy, advanced technology, devices & services and global business development and collaboration.


Mr. Oh is currently Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, Global Business Group, KT Corp. At this post, he supports CEO and Top management as an Executive-aide for Global Business Affairs. He also manages Global Business Development, Marketing & Sales and Collaboration.


Mr. Oh has been the focal point to GSMA and ITU-UNESCO Broadband Commission and manages KT Executives representation at the Board of Directors of GSMA and the Broadband Commission. He personally was a member of Service Review Group of GSMA. He was a leader of GSMA Pay-Buy- Mobile Initiative, Embedded Mobile Program, and Applications Efficiency Task Force. Mr. Oh was also an Acting Chair of the Epidemic Preparedness Working Group under the Broadband Commission and led publishing of the “Preventing the Spread of Epidemics using ICTs.”


Mr. Byungki Oh was graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook with a Master of Science degree in Technology Management (MSTM) in 2004, from University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with a minor in Computer Science in 1988. He was a registered Engineer-in-Training in the State of Nevada, U.S.A.


Mr. Oh began his career at AirTouch Korea as an RF engineer in 1989 and moved on to Hansol PCS where he managed technology strategy. And then, he work at KT ICOM as a global strategy and roaming manager.


With a merger of KT ICOM into KTF, Mr. Oh moved to KTF and became a Deputy Director of Corporate Strategy where he was part of team that developed 5-year plan of KTF. Later he was promoted as Director and Head of Global Strategy Team. In this post, Mr. Oh was responsible for global business at KTF that includes global strategy planning, global cooperation and global investment.


In 2009, Mr. Oh moved to KT as a result of merger with KTF and he became Director of Mobile Business Development where he was responsible for development of new products such as embedded devices and M2M products. In 2010, he was assigned to lead development of Global Applications Eco- System known was Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). He served as the Chair of WAC 2.0 Committee to drive commercialization of WAC among Asian Region.


In 2012, Mr. Oh was promoted to Vice President of Mobile Business Collaboration. He oversaw Investment Planning and Technology Coordination where his team developed LTE investment plan in excess of USD 1.5 B, Apple Device Procurement (iPhone, iPad), Global AppStore Development, Global Collaboration and coordination of activities at GSM Association and various other global organizations.


In 2013, Mr. Oh became a Vice President of Business Collaboration at Corporate Center and supported CEO and Top management as an Executive-aide for Global Business Affairs. He also managed Global Business Development, Collaboration and Alliance at the Corporate Level.


In his professional career, Mr. Oh has pro-actively participated in various international activities. Mr. Oh represented Republic of Korea in ITU WRC meetings in Istanbul, Turkey in 2000 and in Geneva, Switzerland in 2003. He also participated in various international IMT-2000 standardization activities at ITU, 3GPP, 3GPP2, Operators Harmonization Group (OHG) and locally at Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA, Korea) and Korea RAdio Promotion Association (RAPA).