The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office in Seoul, south korea, south africa, South Korea, on March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)
SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics, the world’s top smartphone maker, said on Monday that it has been appointed to the position of President Roh, Tae-moon as the new mobile chief as part of a management shake-up.
Roh, 51, is the youngest president of Motorola, defended Samsung’s strategic shift to the placement of more phones to the Chinese and other companies, in order to reduce costs and become more competitive with lower-cost Chinese rivals like Huawei [HWT.UL], people familiar with the matter have previously told Reuters.
As a former store development head, has led to the development of the Samsung mobile devices, and it is expected to promote the business in a time when smartphone competition has been heating up, ” the company said in a statement.
A former mobile DJ, chief of Koh will continue to lead Samsung’s IT & mobile communications (IM) division, which is comprised of both mobile devices and network equipment.
The company has also enhanced its network business, chief, Cheun Kyung-whoon, president, said in a statement.
Samsung Electronics has been pouring funds into the telecom network equipment company, in order to take advantage of the security fears and hobbling Smartphone, its major rival.
Huawei has been battling allegations made by the United States of america, and a number of other Western countries, that is, the apparatus may enable Chinese spying, and should not be used in 5G networks that will provide higher speeds and a host of new services.
Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Kim Coghill