Charles Koo

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Charles Koo "is the CEO of LG Electronics USA, Iris Technology Division. He had the vision for, and was instrumental in establishing the Global Business Unit responsible for the direction and performance of all of LG iris recognition activities worldwide. Until recently Chairman of LG Electronics USA, a subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc, Mr. Koo was also responsible for establishing, and running LG Executive Office of the Americas, an entity that served as a catalyst to leverage LG presence across markets in both North and South America—an important step in the visible global emergence of LG as a manufacturer of LG branded products in addition to its extensive undertakings in the OEM sector. Prior to his work to consolidate group activities in North America, Mr. Koo was President and CEO of LG Trading, Inc. Mr. Koo has worked for LG for more than 30 years. In addition to his current executive responsibilities driving the development and propagation of new technologies and looking for synergy for iris recognition-based authentication within other LG lines of business, Mr. Koo also serves as Vice-Chairman of LG Corp., the publicly-traded (Korea Stock Exchange) holding company for an $85+billion enterprise active in Electronics, Chemicals, Telecommunications and Services. Married and a father, he enjoys golf, travel, opera and the arts." [1]

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  1. Board, International Biometric Industry Association, accessed November 16, 2010.