5/14/2008 2:55:00 PM
Samsung Electronics appoints new chairman and CEO
Samsung Electronics today named Yoon-Woo Lee as its new vice chairman and chief executive officer.
Lee will replace Jong-Yong Yun, who has led the manufacturer since 1997 and who will now serve as an adviser to the company.
Hyung-Kyu Lim has now been put in charge of the TV, semiconductor and mobile phone division of Samsung Electronics.
At the end of April, Samsung Group’s chairman, Lee Kun-Hee, resigned amid allegations of corruption.