RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Samsung, the world technology leader and innovator in consumer electronics and telecommunications, today announced the appointment of Mr. Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim as President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Kim is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Mr. Kim comes to SEA from Samsung Headquarters in Korea, where he held the position of Senior Vice President and head of global sales and marketing for the Visual Display Business for the past two years. During that time the business strengthened its position as the global market leader in televisions. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Kim was head of mobile phone sales and marketing for Europe, during which time Samsung’s mobile phone business achieved the number two global market share position.
Over the course of his 24-year career with Samsung, Mr. Kim has held several prominent positions within the organization, including President of Samsung Electronics Philippines and President of Samsung Electronics France for five years. During his tenure in France, Samsung became the leader of the French electronics market with close relationships with both major retail channel partners and telecom operators, and a strong brand position with consumers.
Samsung Electronics America’s outgoing President and CEO, Mr. C.S. Choi will return to Korea as an Executive Advisor to Samsung’s global Vice Chairman and CEO, Mr. G.S. Choi.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.