It looks like Samsung is shaking things up executive-wise as the company has announced that Gregory Lee will be stepping in as President of Samsung Telecommunications America. Lee was previously Samsung’s president of the company’s southeast Asia headquarters for the past three years. Former president Dale Sohn will be moving to South Korea to be the executive adviser to Samsung’s mobile CEO JK Shin.
This change in executive roles will take place immediately, and we’re not sure why abrupt changes were made, although Samsung could just be looking for a fresh perspective, and making some changes to its leadership positions could prove that to be an effective move. With Sohn advising CEO Shin, we could see some interesting new things from Samsung in the US soon.
Before he was president of Samsung’s southeast Asia headquarters, Lee served as the head to the company’s Global Marketing Operations at Samsung’s headquarters in Korea. Samsung says that Lee’s expertise “in marketing and innovative operations” will allow him to “continue to build” Samsung’s success and mobile business initiatives.
As for Sohn, he served as Samsung’s US mobile president for seven years. During that time, Samsung topped the charts in smartphone sales in the US, as well as delivered tremendous success with the company’s line of Galaxy S smartphones, with record sales for the Galaxy S III, and an on-track record pace for the Galaxy S 4.