Dr. David Y. Sohn is the founder, president and CEO of iGlobal University and Washington Global Academy, whose vision is to transform the world by providing the most effective education to every human being for their intellectual, professional, spiritual, and leadership development and growth, whether they are young or old, rich or poor, privileged or underprivileged, local or remote. iGlobal University's mission is to provide the most effective education through the most competent faculty, the most advanced and rigorous curricula, the state-of-the-art technology, the most affordable tuition rates, and the cooperative partnerships of all the stakeholders. Based in Northern Virginia, iGlobal University confers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates in Business, Science and Technology, Health and Human Services, and Christian Studies. iGlobal University offers both on-campus and online programs at the campuses in Annandale, VA and Hong Kong.
Dr. Sohn was the founder, president and CEO of International Computers and Telecom, Inc. (ICT), which was the prime contractor to construct Incheon International Airport, Korea (IIA) from inception to completion. Dr. Sohn formed the consortium which won the IIA Development and Construction Contract and managed all the subcontractors and managers hired throughout the world. Under the IIA construction contract, Dr. Sohn visited 25 new and large international airports in the North America, Asia and Europe, and adopted the best features of each airport for IIA.
Dr. Sohn founded ICT as an IT company with $1,000 working capital in 1981 and expanded ICT to a $20 million international company within 10 years from ICT's inception. ICT constructed the IIA, one of the best international airports for 12 years, and developed and operated the Command, Control, Communication, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) systems for the U.S. Forces Korea for 11 years. ICT was listed as #76 Fastest Growing Private Company in America by Inc. 500 in 1992; ICT received numerous recognition and awards by the U.S. federal, state, and local governments for its high-quality products and services and charity services. ICT's major customers included U.S. Departments of Army, Navy, Air Force, Agriculture, Commerce, Transportation, and Justice; Republic of Korea; Republic of China; Germany; Australia; and Tanzania. ICT installed Low-Level Wind Shear Alert Systems (LLWAS) at 60 U.S. airports, airports in Korea and Taiwan. Dr. Sohn also founded OmniBio Secure, Inc. in 2000, and developed security systems based on facial recognition, iris recognition, fingerprint identification, smart cards, and secure mice.
Dr. Sohn was a visiting professor and lecturer at a number of universities in the U.S. and Asia, including University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University, Western International University, Washington Baptist University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Yanbian University of Science and Technology. He taught leadership and management courses to undergraduate and graduate students.