Won Yong Ko
|Won Yong Ko|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|2 April 2005– 1 October 2011|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Born||15 October 1945|
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|Won Yong Ko|
|Revised Romanization||Go Wonyong|
Won Yong Ko (born 15 October 1945) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2005 to 2011. A native of South Korea, in 2008 Ko was the only LDS Church general authority from mainland Asia.
Ko was born in Busan, Korea in 1945. He joined the LDS Church in March 1962. Ko holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University. Ko was employed as the president and CEO of Hanjin Information Systems. He also worked for a time as managing director of IBM in Korea.
In the LDS Church, Ko has served as a stake president, area public affairs representative, and as an area seventy beginning in 1995. Ko served as a counselor in the church's Asia North Area presidency while he was an area seventy. He and his wife Eun-Hee Kim have two children.
In April 2005, Ko became a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy.
On 1 October 2011, Ko was released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy at the LDS Church's semi-annual general conference.
- "Honorable releases given to 12 brethren". Church News. Deseret News Publishing Company. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- “Elder Won Yong Ko Of the Seventy,” Liahona, May 2005, p. 125
- 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007) p. 56
- Church News, June 18, 2005;[full citation needed] June 7, 2008;[full citation needed] August 5, 1995[full citation needed]
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