- Vice President APAC
Dr. John (Jong Won) Kwon - Vice President APAC
John Kwon is the vice president of SMR GmbH. He is a former senior vice president with POSCO and has more than 25 years of experience in steel industry. He held managing positions in various areas such as production technology, quality control, R&D, stainless steel business strategy, and Lean Six Sigma innovation office. From 2011 to 2015, He was the CEO of POSCO ASSAN TST, a new green-field stainless steel cold rolling mill in Turkey. In 2016 he became the managing director of POSCO Europe Office in Düsseldorf, Germany, overseeing POSCO’s operations in EU and MENA region.
In October 2017 He joined SMR GmbH. He takes his new task as an opportunity to contribute to the progress of industry and society by providing deep and profound market perspectives and corporate strategies based on genuine facts and data. He also enjoys very much walking around Austrian Alps region where the SMR headquarter is located.
John Kwon holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Hanyang University, Korea and a master’s and Ph.D. degrees in metallurgical engineering from the Ohio State University, USA.