Vice President, General Manager of Central Research Institute
Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI)
Booki Kim holds a PhD degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan. He is currently working as a Vice President of Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI) in South Korea and responsible for managing all the R&D activities for state-of-the-art shipbuilding and offshore technologies within SHI. He has over 25 years of the industry experience and his main expertise includes the basic design of ships and floating production systems. Recently he is focused on ICT applications for establishing SHI’s smart yard which can improve the productivity of offshore projects during fabrication. Over the years, he has published 50+ technical papers and filed 8 patents.