CEO: Dr.Gi-Won Lee
He has 26 years of experience (Xelpower and Xeline) in Korean ICT & Power industry, as not only an outstanding specialist in technology development but also a renowned businessman in this field.
He incorporated Xelpower in 1992, and Xeline Korea in 1999, which was one of three chipset companies in high speed PLC (Power Line Communication) in the world. He developed a commercial version of high speed PLC chipset up to 24Mbps in 2007, which was adopted as the first international standard, ISO/IEC 12139-1, on high speed PLC area in 2009. He designed AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) & AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) business model for power company based on this 24Mbps PLC chipset technology. It was adopted by KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corp.) in 2008. From 2010, KEPCO’s AMR & AMI market based on Xeline’s PLC technology was extended to USD 1.5bil. for next ten years. He also developed the digital protection relay for 154KV transmission lines in 1999 and started first shipping to KEPCO in 2000. Xelpower was the leading supplier to KEPCO in this market. He successfully defeated the world class heavy electric equipment vendors such as GE, Siemens, ABB, Toshiba and Mitsubishi in this market. Also he developed one of world’s most advanced ADR (Automated Demand Response) solution of Smart Grid in 2001 and installed to KEPCO(Korea Electric Power Corporation) from 2001 to 2009, which controls the national peak loads up to 1,357 MW as of 2010 in real time base. It shall be very unique track record in DR area in the world.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control & Digital Signal Processing from Seoul National University in 1990. He has worked in Samsung Electronics as a senior manager of ICT R&D Center from 1985 to 1992, and as a technology advisor of computer division of Samsung Electronics from 1992 to 1995.
He was awarded many prizes from Korean Government, Korean Prime Minister and Korean President as the best young scientist and an excellent venture entrepreneur for last years. He has been a professor of technology graduate school in Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Engineering. And he was the first chairman of ‘High Technology Venture Association’ under Korea Technology Finance Corporation.