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Man-Young Kim becomes CEO of Samsung Electronics GmbH

The German-Korean Man-Young Kim takes over the management of Samsung Electronics GmbH with immediate effect. Kim is supported by an experienced management that remains unchanged in its structure. He will replace Sangho Jo, who will be responsible for the company's European business in the future.

With Man-Young Kim, Samsung Electronics has gained an internationally experienced manager with over 20 years of professional experience in the technology industry for the management role at the German location. Kim has German roots and grew up in Germany. After studying in Germany and the USA, he started his career as a sales manager at Hyundai Electronics in 1994. Kim moved to Siemens ICM in 1999, where he last worked as Vice President for Purchasing in Shanghai. From 2004 to 2016 he held various managerial positions at the Vodafone Group.

As VP Product Marketing Europe at Samsung, Kim has expanded his deep understanding of the German mobile market and his feeling for customer needs over the past four years. For him, customers are at the center of the entire product ecosystem that sets Samsung apart from the market, explains Samsung.

A connoisseur of the German market

"Man-Young Kim has a deep insight into the German market and brings an international network in Europe and Korea with him," says predecessor Sangho Jo, who is now President and CEO of the Samsung Europe Office. "This makes him the ideal bridge builder and designer to consolidate and expand the role of Samsung as a strong brand and valued business partner in Germany."

“In Germany, we enjoy the trust of consumers and long-standing trading and sales partners,” says Man-Young Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics GmbH. “This is an ideal starting point for bringing the innovative power of Samsung into the German market. Together with people, companies and authorities in Germany, we want to unlock the potential of technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence. "

"I am looking forward to working closely with my German colleagues, to whom Samsung owes its strong market position, customer trust and an effective partner network," continued Kim.