[IMMIGRATION SUCCESS] Jeong H. Kim - President of Lucent Technologies
- JEONG H. KIM
Carrier Networks at Lucent Technologies
Jeong H. Kim is President of Lucent Technologies' Carrier Networks
Group. Dr. Kim assumed this key leadership position in May 1998,
upon Lucent's $1 billion strategic acquisition of Yurie Systems,
Inc., the high-tech communications equipment company that Dr. Kim
founded and led to industry and Wall Street distinction as its
Chairman and CEO.
Dr. Kim founded Yurie in 1992, while working as a senior project
engineer at AlliedSignal. Yurie reached its Initial Public Offering
in 1997 - only five years after its founding - with no debt and no
venture capital backing. Three months later, Business Week named
Yurie America's #1 Hot Growth Company.
The success Dr. Kim achieved with Yurie grew in large part from his
diverse technological and management expertise. Prior to the
founding of Yurie, Dr. Kim's career encompassed computer design,
nuclear engineering, satellite systems, and data communications. He
credits his seven-year career as a U.S. Naval Officer with giving
him the leadership skills, management skills, and sense of
accountability necessary to grow and manage a company successfully.
Dr. Kim set the pace and exhibited the determination of his future
successes very early on. He immigrated as a refugee from Korea in
1975 at the age of 14, he worked full-time throughout his high
school, undergraduate, and graduate education. Despite a hectic
schedule and an initial lack of proficiency in English, he earned
Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in
just three years. He also obtained a Masters degree in Technical
Management from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kim later completed in
two years his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering at the University of
Maryland, again while maintaining a full-time job.
Dr. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Applied
Information Technology Initiative (MAITI) and Coagulation
Diagnostics, Inc. (CDI). He is the recipient of numerous awards
including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the
American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, the University
of Maryland Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, the KPMG Peat
Marwick LLP High Tech Entrepreneur Award, and the Maryland High Tech
Council Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has also been nominated
to serve on the Board of Regents for the University System of
Maryland and is currently undergoing the final confirmation process.
Dr. Kim speaks frequently at colleges and universities on the
subject of technology entrepreneurship.
Dr. Kim is married and has two daughters.