Ahn Cheol-Soo

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DEFINITION of 'Ahn Cheol-Soo'

The founder and former CEO of Korean antivirus software company AhnLab. Born in 1962 in South Korea, Ahn (also known as Charles Ahn) became highly educated in medicine before his computer hobby took off and became a thriving business. Since then, he has received numerous leadership awards for his successes.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Ahn Cheol-Soo'

Founded in 1995, AhnLab provides computer and network security to businesses - including Korea's largest companies - the Korean government and individuals. The company has a large market share in South Korea, where it is headquartered, and a presence in more than 20 countries. Its major products include V3 Internet Security, V3 Client Server and AhnLab Online Security.



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