Michael Owh

Chief Procurement Officer
City of Los Angeles


Michael Owh left the East Coast for the West Coast to become the City of Los Angeles’s first CPO.  In his new role, Owh will draw upon his professional and personal experience and work to increase transparency in contracts and spend, reduce costs and contracting times, and promote small and minority-owned businesses to contract with the City. The son of Korean immigrants, Owh is an attorney with a career in public administration, contracting, and procurement who previously served as the Director and City CPO for the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, and in various General Counsel roles for the City of New York. Owh earned his Juris Doctorate from the St. John’s University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkley