Sang-Hyon Kyong is Professor of Telecommunications Management and Policy, Graduate School of Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. He also serves as Governor of International Council for Computer Communication (ICCC), Member of the Board of Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), and Chairman of the Board of Asia-Pacific Advanced Networking Korea (APAN-Kr) Consortium.
He was Minister of Information and Communication and Vice Minister of Communications in the government, President of National Computerization Agency, President of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Executive Vice President of Korea Telecom, and Member of Research Staff at ETRI, all in Korea. In these roles, he participated in, and in many cases initiated, programs that led to today’s telecommunications industry liberalization, information technology infrastructure, and the wide-spread use of the Internet in the country.
Prior to these activities in Korea, he was on the technical staff at Bell Laboratories and Argonne National Laboratory in the US.
He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island (1961) and a Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from MIT (1966).
He was selected for the ICANN Board by the Address Supporting Organization.