Samsung Electronics appoints its 1st female president

Samsung Electronics appoints its 1st female president

She is the first female president at Samsung, the country's biggest conglomerate, to come from outside the founding family, reports Yonhap news agency

IANSUpdated: Monday, December 05, 2022, 02:20 PM IST
article-image
Lee Young-hee | Image credit: Wikipedia

Samsung Electronics on Monday promoted a female executive to the president of global marketing for its mobile business, in the first move to tap a female talent for the top post.

Lee Young-hee was promoted to the president of the Global Marketing Center for Samsung's Device eXperience (DX) division that oversees its mobile business.

She is the first female president at Samsung, the South Korea's biggest conglomerate, to come from outside the founding family, reports Yonhap news agency.

Lee Boo-jin, the first daughter of late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, is currently serving as the president and chief executive of Hotel Shilla, a Samsung affiliate.

Lee Young-hee

Lee Young-hee | Image credit: Wikipedia

Lee Young-hee joined the tech giant in 2007 and was promoted to vice president in 2012. Previously working at L'Oreal, she is credited with successfully promoting the image and brand of Samsung's Galaxy mobile phones.

Samsung expected the promotion to serve as a chance for other talented female employees to challenge themselves to climb career ladders.

She is among seven new presidents, part of a small-scale corporate reshuffle conducted for the first time since the group's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong was promoted to executive chairman of the company in October.

Samsung did not appoint a new head for its home appliance unit, a position that has been vacant since Lee Jae-seung resigned in October for undisclosed "personal reasons."

Han Jong-hee, vice chair and co-CEO at Samsung, will continue to assume the additional duty following Lee's departure for the time being, Samsung said.

RECENT STORIES

Funding Festival: Over ₹1,990 Crore Raised By 26 Indian Startups Last Week

Funding Festival: Over ₹1,990 Crore Raised By 26 Indian Startups Last Week

Bank Of Maharashtra Tops Among PSU Banks In Business Growth In FY24

Bank Of Maharashtra Tops Among PSU Banks In Business Growth In FY24

French Finesse In Electric: New Peugeot e-3008

French Finesse In Electric: New Peugeot e-3008

Vivo Displaces Samsung As Top Phone Brand; Despite Global Slowdown, Apple Grows 19% In Indian Market...

Vivo Displaces Samsung As Top Phone Brand; Despite Global Slowdown, Apple Grows 19% In Indian Market...

Evaluating Real Estate Opportunities In MMR

Evaluating Real Estate Opportunities In MMR