Samsung appoints new mobile chief ahead of Galaxy S20 launch
Samsung appoints new mobile chief
Samsung has appointed a new mobile chief who is also the youngest president in the company.
Roh Tae-moon, aged 51, took over the leadership of the mobile division from DJ Koh, who will continue to manage Samsung’s IT and mobile communications division.
Roh previously led the development of Samsung’s Galaxy mobile devices and pushed the company to outsource more handset production to lower costs and better compete against Chinese phone brands. Counterpoint analyst Tom Kang claims Roh is decisive and will help Samsung respond swiftly to the challenge posed by Huawei.
Samsung also promoted its network business chief Cheun Kyung-Whoon to President in hopes of turning networking into a major business unit. The company reshuffle comes as Samsung prepares to announce the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip next month.