Ahn Cheol-soo biography

Ahn Cheol-soo

Politician, Organization founder

1962 –

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Who is Ahn Cheol-soo?

Ahn Cheol-soo, also known as Charles Ahn, is a South Korean businessman, politician, and former physician and professor. He founded AhnLab, Inc., an antivirus software company, in 1995. Until September 2012, Ahn was the dean of the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University and also serves as chairman of the board of AhnLab and its Chief Learning Officer, and chairman of the board of Noritown Studio, originally an internal corporate venture of AhnLab, now operating as a separate entity.

On November 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm KST, Ahn announced that he would step down from presidential candidacy after Moon Jae-in and he failed to reach an agreement on unifying the candidate against Saenuri's Park Geun-hye.

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Born
Feb 26, 1962
Busan
Also known as
  • Dr. Ahn Cheol-Soo
Ethnicity
  • Korean people
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Medicine, Seoul National University
    Physiology
  • Master of Science, Seoul National University
    Physiology
  • Doctorate, Seoul National University
    Physiology
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Busan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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