LG Begins Annual Reshuffle

LG has shared plans for its changes in top-level appointments, which will begin on the 1st December.

LG Juno ChoJuno ChoJuno Cho will replace Park Jong-seok as president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications. Cho is currently president and COO of LG Corporation, and previously led LG’s mobile business strategy, as well as sales and marketing, for LG in North America, from 2000 to 2007. Jogn-seok has stepped down following health problems, but will remain as LG Mobile’s CTO.

Bong-suk KwonLG Home Entertainment Company, responsible for consumer electronics, will see Bong-suk Kwon promoted to EVP and CEO, from his current position as head of LG’s synergy unit. Kwon previously looked after LG’s monitor division, and is credited with responsibility for the company’s strong performance in that area. He ask also previously worked as head of product planning at LG Mobile. His plans for the next year apparently revolve around working closely with LG Display, to promote LG’s OLED TVs.

Noh Hwan-yong has moved from president and CEO of LG’s AE division to a new role as B2B officer. He will work on LG’s position in the commercial sector, which includes information displays.

David Young, in addition to his current role as president and CFO, will hold a new position as corporate business administration officer. He will manage overseas sales and market. In addition, global sales and marketing officer Wayne Park will take a new title as EVP and head of European operations, overseeing 53 LG subsidiaries worldwide. Finally, LG’s CTO Scott Ahn will take on the additional role of head of LG’s Innovation Business Centre. He will work to identify and develop new business areas, based on future technologies.