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Won Yong Ko
Second Quorum of the Seventy
2 April 2005 (2005-04-02) – 1 October 2011 (2011-10-01)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born (1945-10-15) 15 October 1945 (age 74)
Busan, Korea
Won Yong Ko
Revised RomanizationGo Wonyong
McCune–ReischauerKo Wŏnyong

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.[citation needed]

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.[1]

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  1. "Honorable releases given to 12 brethren". Church News. Deseret News Publishing Company. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.

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