Samsung Electronics has undergone its first round of job changes under the leadership of vice chairman Lee Jae-yong. Unlike LG (LG Begins Annual Reshuffle), Samsung’s new appointments were on a smaller scale.
The largest change was the promotion of EVP Koh Dong-jin, formerly head of mobile R&D, to become the new president of the company’s mobile business. Koh replaces Shin Jong-kyun, who will remain CEO of it IT & Mobile Communications division.
Koh was in charge of the development of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Note 5 mobile products. He is expected to lead the next iteration of Samsung’s mobile business.
Shin remaining in place means that Samsung will remain led by three co-CEOs: Shin, Kwon Oh-hyun (CEO, Device Solutions) and Yoon Boo-keun (CEO, Consumer Electronics). Chung Chil-hee was promoted to become a new president of Samsung Electronics, succeeding Kwon as head of the company’s Advanced Institute of Technology.
Other movements took place in divisions such as Samsung SDS and SERI. A follow-up management reshuffle is expected soon.