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Samsung Electronics Appoints New President & CEO For Southeast Asia & Oceania


Samsung New Zealand – 05 January, 2021 –
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
today announced the
appointment of Mr. Sangho Jo as President and CEO of
Southeast Asia & Oceania.

A proven Samsung
leader with over three decades of experience across business
groups and geographies, Mr. Jo will steer the strategic
growth directions of Samsung Electronics in Southeast Asia
and Oceania.

Markets in Southeast Asia and Oceania are
integral to Samsung Electronics’ long-term growth plans,
with the region poised to sustain its rapid economic growth
into the next decade, built on the digital ambitions of its
cities, industries and communities. Mr. Jo will guide the
business towards cementing its industry leadership and
seizing long-term growth opportunities in this region by
forging partnerships, creating operational excellence, and
ultimately, building brand trust amongst consumers and
enterprises.

He was most recently appointed President
and CEO for Samsung Electronics in Europe, where he led the
business to achieve sustainable commercial growth and brand
favourability in 2020. In the past decade, Mr. Jo has served
as President in the following markets: Samsung Electronics
Germany (2019), United Kingdom (2015 – 2017), Sweden (2012
– 2014), Austria (2011), Baltic countries (2009 – 2010),
and also served as Head of Visual Display business for
Samsung Europe based in South Korea (2017 –
2018).

Mr. Jo is not new to the Southeast Asia and
Oceania region, having worked in Samsung Electronics
Singapore (1997), Vietnam (1998 – 2000) and Malaysia (2007
– 2008). He said: “I am pleased to return to Southeast
Asia and Oceania, and lead one of the vibrant leading hubs
for Samsung Electronics globally. I look forward to
strengthening the strong relationships we have built with
our partners and customers here and explore exciting new
consumer and commercial partnerships, steering Samsung into
the next stage of growth in the region.”

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“In an
era defined by rapid digital disruptions, we are committed
to empowering the digital ambitions of nations, industries
and communities in Southeast Asia and Oceania, and to help
fulfil the potential of the people here through
next-generation technologies,” he added.

About
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the
world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and
technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs,
smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances,
network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED
solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung
Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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