Sang-Hyon Kyong

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of the ICANN Board

Sang-Hyon Kyong was selected for the ICANN Board by the Address Supporting Organization in 2000.


Kyong was selected for the ICANN Board by the Address Supporting Organization in 2000.[1][2] He served on the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Committee.[3] His term ended after ICANN's 2003 annual meeting.[4]

Education and Career

Kyong earned his Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1961 and his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 1966. He worked on the technical staff at Bell Laboratories and Argonne National Laboratory in the United States. He later held a series of position in South Korea, including: 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. According to ICANN, "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."[1]

Kyong later served as Professor of Telecommunications Management and Policy at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's Graduate School of Management. 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.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SANG-HYON KYONG, Address Supporting Organization, ICANN. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. About ASO, ICANN. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Committee, ICANN. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  4. ICANN ASO Address Council: ARIN Meeting Eugene, October 2002 (PDF), ARIN. Retrieved November 11, 2015.