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Willy Cho

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Korea

Willy Cho (Wonwoo Cho) is the CEO of Microsoft Korea. Appointed in August 2023, he oversees domestic business operations and leads the comprehensive relationship between Microsoft and its customers and partners in Korea.

Cho is dedicated to supporting the digital transformation of businesses, communities, and industries across Korea, leveraging Microsoft’s cutting-edge IT technologies, including but not limited to cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). His focus also includes bolstering Microsoft’s reputation and competitiveness within Korea by serving as a trusted technology partner that fosters digital transformation.

Cho is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the business-to-business industry. He has traversed various fields, such as cloud services, digital solutions, and enterprise software, demonstrating exceptional leadership based on his profound understanding of the digital ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft Korea, he held leadership positions at Megazone Cloud and GE Digital Korea, overseeing domestic business strategies, operations, and new business development. He also served in senior leadership roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cisco Systems.

Cho holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is based in Seoul, Korea. He has interests in the sustainable growth of personal and organizational culture and values, collaboration and contribution to others.