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Samsung announces new CEO: Kwon Oh-Hyun

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Samsung announces new CEO: Kwon Oh-Hyun
Kwon Oh-Hyun is the new CEO of Samsung Electronics, as the company officially announced earlier today. The Samsung veteran, who has been with the electronics giant since 1985, will continue to "oversee the company's component business, but, as CEO, will also handle corporate-wide affairs," Samsung announced in its statement. 

Oh-Hyun handled Samsung's semiconductor division starting from the mid-80's, during which time he lead the team who brought us the first 64Mb DRAM in 1992. Then later in 1995, he was promoted to Vice President of Samsung Electronics' Memory Device Technology, only to be appointed Senior Vice President in 1998.

Former CEO Choi Gee-Sung is stepping down from the position at a time when the company is a leading player on the mobile phone market, with the Samsung Galaxy S III flagship reaching impressive sales figures. However, he will not be leaving Samsung. Gee-Sung will be given a new executive position within the company. At the same time, "he is seen as chief mentor to Jay Y. Lee, son of Samsung Electronics' chairman Lee Kun-hee". Jay Lee will retain its position as COO, Samsung added.

source: Reuters, Samsung

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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 05:12 6

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I hope he does well.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 05:46 10

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

unlike apple, samsung is a company that doesnt depend on one man ;)

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:10 1

4. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

In fact , Samsung Group (Not Samsung Electronics only) has been impacted by its chairman - Lee Kun Hee a lot for quite a long time. His leadership is great that helping Samsung overcome 1997 Asian financial crisis and achieve today success.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 05:50 6

3. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Kwon Oh-Hyun Ching Chong Bing Bong asdfghjkl;'hffdxhfd

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:57 4

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

I haven't laughed this hard all week, thanks! xD

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 07:13 2

7. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

GuiltyBystander, can you be any more racist?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 07:38 2

8. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

I am not a racist, I'm sorry if I somehow offended you.

I was just joking.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 08:39

13. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

ROTFLMAO!!!! just WRONG! but somehow funny as hell....


posted on 07 Jun 2012, 07:00 2

6. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Tim cook's next nemesis.
Tim should watch out for him!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 10:13 1

9. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)

That was funny though lol

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 22:19 1

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Is this the reason why s voice couldn't answer who the ceo of samsung is?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 13:22

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I hope he makes sure Samsung's new tablets and smart phones look radicaly different from APPLE products so they will not be sued by Apple and their products banned from being sold in many countries

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