After winning his professorship at the age of 27 in 1986, Charles Ahn M.D. developed and released his first anti-virus software solution in 1988. After his initial software’s success, Dr. Ahn founded AhnLab, Inc in 1995 and was rewarded to see his share-ware anti-virus software, “V3”, gain popularity and an explosively expanding customer base. While juggling the responsibilities of entrepreneurship, Dr. Ahn began simultaneously completing coursework for his Executive Master’s degree in Technology Management sponsored by University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and its Wharton School of Business, a program which he completed in 1997.
Because of the success of AhnLab and the highest standard of ethics which he holds for himself and his company, Dr. Charles Ahn has grown to become one of the most respected CEOs in Korea.
“Ahn is already a legend in Korea's startup pantheon. Now, Koreans are watching to see if this star entrepreneur can turn AhnLab into a global player.”
Business Week, THE STARS OF ASIA ENTREPRENEURS, JULY 8, 2002
“The CEO of the publicly traded AhnLab, Inc., which produces information technology security systems, Dr. Ahn is regularly ranked as one of the country’s most admired chief executives.”
The Asian Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2003