5/30/2013 12:29:07 PM
Andy Coughlin - UK MD, LG
Is Coughlin the man to finally sort out what was known as the perennially troubled LG? The manufacturer had a reputation of being a difficult place to work but former Samsung exec Coughlin appears to have finally solved the problem. He has refreshingly realistic plans for LG and has made substantial steps at carving out a niche for the manufacturer by signing deals with a welter of third party retailers such as Argos. He’s also revisited his former place of work, poaching Carolyn Anderson from Samsung to head up its UK marketing. LG has also been seen as an increasingly credible handset maker, thanks to the masterful design of the Nexus 4.