President and CEO of Samsung SDS

After spending years as a research fellow at NEC in Japan and a professor of electrical engineering at Korea University, Sung-woo Hwang joined the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2012 and built his career focusing on technology development until 2020. During his time as Deputy President, President of the SAIT, he was especially successful in key technology research & business development with his distinctive methodology and leadership, contributing to finding the next growth engine.

Since 2020, he has been leading Samsung SDS as President and CEO to transform the company into a global tech company by advancing its technologies and building future technology capabilities.

CEO Profile

Professional Experience

  • 2020

    President of Samsung SDS

  • 2020

    President of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)
    Fellow of The Korean Academy of Science and Technology

  • 2017

    Deputy President (EVP) of SAIT

  • 2015

    Head (SVP), Device & System Research Center, SAIT

  • 2012

    Manager (SVP) of Device Lab.,
    Nano-electronics Lab., Frontier Research Lab., SAIT

  • 1995

    Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Korea Univ., Korea

  • 1993

    Research Fellow, NEC, Japan


  • 1993

    Ph. D. Electrical Engineering Princeton University, U. S. A.

  • 1987

    MS Electronics Engineering Seoul National University, Korea

  • 1985

    BS (summa cum laude) Electronics Engineering Seoul National University, Korea


  • 2020

    The Order of Science and Technology Merit 

  • 2016

    Korean Government Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy Prize