5/20/2008 11:46:00 AM
Samsung appoints new UK general manager
Samsung has announced the appointment of Derek Williamson as general manager for its UK and Ireland business.
Williamson will be responsible for all marketing and product management and will report directly to Mark Mitchinson, VP for Samsung Mobile for the UK and Ireland. He joins from T-Mobile where he was director of core business.
Mitchinson said: ‘As we enter a new phase of growth, it is critical to have a professional leader of Derek’s calibre driving our business and aspirations through the second half of 2008 and beyond’.
In addition, Matthew Brum is joining the team as head of product management. Brum joins Samsung from Sony Ericsson where he was a senior manager responsible for competitor analysis and pricing.
Brum starts with Samsung mid-August and will report directly to Derek Williamson.
In another change to Samsung’s team, Jon French has been promoted to general manager for sales and will report directly to Mark Mitchinson.