Qualcomm Inc. announced that Dr. YK Cha will move from his role as senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Korea to senior adviser to Jim Doh, senior vice president of worldwide sales and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia. As a result, Doh now has been appointed to head up the combined Qualcomm Korea operations. Over the last two years, Cha has led Qualcomm Korea operations, providing strong leadership and greatly improving relationships with key stakeholders and partners in Korea.
Additionally, Te-Won Lee has been promoted to vice president of Qualcomm Korea and will lead the Qualcomm Korea office as a member of the Global Business Operations leadership team. He also will continue to lead R&D efforts in Korea as part of Corporate R&D and will report directly to Doh.
“Qualcomm is very grateful for the invaluable guidance and service Dr. Cha has provided the company, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to help us achieve even greater success in Korea,” says Jing Wang, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Global Business Operations. “We also are pleased to announce the promotion of Te-Won Lee to vice president of Qualcomm Korea. He has played an instrumental role in advancing R&D opportunities in Korea.”
Doh joined Qualcomm in 1997 and has held numerous leadership positions throughout his tenure. He helped to establish the QCT business in Korea, Taiwan and Japan, successfully growing the company’s in-country presence and partnerships. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Doh held various technical and business management roles at Intel and Raytheon.
Lee joined Qualcomm in 2007 as part of its acquisition of SoftMax. Lee was a co-founder of SoftMax, a provider of audio enhancement software and noise reduction solutions for Bluetooth headsets and mobile phone. He was previously a senior director of technology with QCT before joining the corporate R&D team and moving to Seoul to establish the Korea corporate R&D organization.