Kathrein Strengthens Footprint in Korea

Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, has today announced the appointment of Mr. Yongsun Kim as Managing Director for its wholly owned subsidiary Kathrein Korea. In this role, Mr. Kim will be responsible for managing existing client relationships and driving growth in the country.

“Korea is a key market for us,” says Frank Ullmann, COO at Kathrein. “The mobile telecommunications market in Korea demands highest standards which we can satisfy with our best in class solutions. Mr. Kim brings with him a wealth of experience in the Korean telecommunications industry. He will be instrumental in driving growth and providing outstanding value to our customers. Our value proposition is based on technology and innovation leadership, passion for quality, high product reliability and 360° customer care.”

“Kathrein has been operating in Korea since 1993. I am excited about the challenge and the opportunity of leading Kathrein’s operations in Korea,” says Mr. Kim. “Korea has led LTE/LTE-A deployment and set up a plan to start 5G service by 2018. We have strong OEM customers. Our highly sophisticated, reliable and flexible solutions can perfectly satisfy their complex issues and requirements. I am joining an organisation that has a strong foundation and a very bright future.”

Mr. Yongsun Kim has rich sales and business development experience in the telecommunication and semiconductor industries. He most recently served as Korea country manager for Nextwindow, where he led a team of sales and field engineers to drive the business and project development with major OEMs and ODMs. Previously, he also worked for Intel and has a master’s degree in telecommunication from Korea University.