Lee Ki-Bong, Vice-President of the Imaging &
Printing Group (IPG), South-East Asia, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on his
first ever 3-day visit, is enthusiastic about the steady growth of HP
business in Pakistan.
He looks forward to building on this momentum of
substantial success. The emerging consumer market in Pakistan has
attracted leading and active players in the field of IT. The visit of
HP Vice President is a link of that chain of developments being
carried out by the company.
Lee, it may be worth mentioning has dedicated this
success to the continuous support and endeavor of HP partners and,
notably, the loyalty of HP customers in the rapidly growing market.
Lee has made major accomplishments in raising HP
leadership in the IT industry under stiff competition in Korea prior
to assuming the vice-president position. He had worked relentlessly on
strengthening HP in the digital imaging sector and on creating the
infrastructure necessary as vice president after the merger with
The local market is sensitive to produce quality
and HP has long established its brand loyalty here. HP's massive
investments in product developments have given it a cutting edge to
deliver true value to customers in Pakistan. HP currently ranks No. 1
globally in inkjet, all-in-one and single-function printers, mono and
color laser printers, large format printing, scanners, print servers,
and ink and laser supplies. An annual average investment of US$ 4
billion in R&D has powered HP to the pool position
The Imaging & Printing Group (IPG) makes up
around one-third of HP revenue globally and in 2004 was the 2nd
largest segment in terms of revenue generation. The APAC region, which
also includes Pakistan, contributed 11% of the annual revenue and
registered a 9% growth in 2004. This was more than that of the
Americas and Japan.
The annual investment of US 1 billion in R&D
from the IPG has resulted in the highest number of patents; 9000,
including 4000 from the print supplies category of the IPG division.
On the supplies front, which makes up half of IPG
revenue, HP is developing new print technologies that offer
true-to-life colors. On top of that, HP has also developed
anti-tampering seals/labels to ensure true-value for its valued
customers. HP has recently introduced a new color-shifting security
seal for its print cartridges and toners to ensure differentiation
against grey marketing and counterfeits.
HP's strategy is to offer products, services and
solutions that are high-tech, low costs and yet deliver the best
customer experience possible. No other company has the portfolio,
people and expertise to deliver on all three, HP claims.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers,
businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT
infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and
imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31,
2005, HP revenue totaled $81.8 billion.
HP is a company unlike any other. We serve everyone
from consumers to small and midsized businesses to enterprises to
public sector customers with an extensive portfolio of market leading
solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of each customer
We focus on helping people apply technology in
meaningful ways to their businesses, personal lives and communities.
HP's annual R&D investment of nearly $4 billion (USD) fuels the
invention of products, solutions and new technologies, so that we can
better serve customers and enter new markets. The company produces an
average of 11 patents a day worldwide. In addition to the R&D and
progressive innovation in HP products and services groups, HP Labs
provides a central research function for the company focused on
inventing new technologies to improve our customers' lives, change
markets, and create business opportunities.
Lee Ki-Bong, as Vice President, South East Asia, of
the Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), Asia Pacific, Ki-Bong is
responsible for the growth of IPG business in Indonesia, Malaysia,
Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam/AEC. His energy,
competitiveness, and business acumen have played a key role in
accelerating growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction of HP.
Prior to assuming this position, Lee has made major
accomplishment in raising HP leadership in the IT industry under stiff
competition in Korea. After the merger with COMPAQ Korea, he focused
on strengthening HP in the digital imaging sector and on creating the
infrastructure necessary as a vice president.
Since joining HP in 1985, Lee held positions from
finance, sales as well as marketing where he showed strong initiative
in growing the printer market in HP Korea. In 1995, his duties
broadened to include the whole marketing process of Computers and
Peripherals. In 1997, he assumed the role of Sales Director of this
department. Lee has a bachelor's degree in trade at SungKyunKwan
University. He is an avid golfer and exercises in his leisure.