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Samsung announces appointment of Chang-Soo Choi as President and CEO

26 January 2009 | By Patricia Johnson | Going Places

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Chang-Soo ChoiSamsung Electronics America announced that Chang-Soo Choi has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he will lead the company’s North American operations beginning in February.

Mr. Choi has held a number of leadership roles within the last 30 years at Samsung Electronics’ Telecommunications, Information Systems and Computer Systems Division in Korea. Prior to this most recent promotion, he served as Executive Vice President in the Mobile Communication Division, where he led international sales and marketing.

Mr. Choi replaces Dong Jin Oh, who is retiring after 35 years at Samsung and who may now take on a leadership role at a Korean non-profit social contribution organization.

Samsung also announced the promotions of Tim Baxter as President of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division (CED), and Young Hoon Eom as Co-President of CED, replacing Jae-Soon Park.

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