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Company Overview of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Company Overview

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in consumer electronics, information technology and mobile communications, and device solutions businesses worldwide. It offers consumer products, such as mobile phones, tablets, televisions, Blu-rays, DVD players, home theaters, air track, Bluetooth speakers, and mini components; cameras and camcorders; home appliances comprising refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, microwave ovens, ovens, and dishwashers; PC/peripherals/printers, including tablet PC, notebooks, chrome devices, monitors, optical disc drive, and laser printer/multifunctions; memory and storage products, such as solid state drives and memory c...

129, Samsung-Ro


Suwon,  443742

South Korea

Founded in 1938

96,945 Employees


82 3 1200 1114


82 3 1200 7538

Key Executives for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, Head of Device Solutions, Member of Management Committee, Member of Outside Director Recommendation Committee and Member of Independent Director Recommendation Committee
Age: 62
Total Annual Compensation: $3.8B
Chief Executive Officer, President, Head of IT & Mobile Communications, Representative Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $2.8B
Chief Executive Officer, President, Head of Consumer Electronics, Representative Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 61
Total Annual Compensation: $2.7B
President, Head of Corporate Management Office, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director and Member of Management Committee
Age: 59
Total Annual Compensation: $2.1B
Head of Corporate Strategy
Age: 63
Total Annual Compensation: $3.9B
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Key Developments

Samsung Electronics Denies Merger With Samsung Medison

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KOSE:A005930) has denied any merger plans to merger with Samsung Medison Co., Ltd. or to separate the medical device business.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Appoints Youngmin Shin as the Managing Director of the Samsung Operation in Sri Lanka

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the appointment of Youngmin Shin as the Managing Director of the Samsung operation in Sri Lanka, effective immediately. In his new role, Youngmin Shin will be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and will lead all of Samsung Electronics' business operations as the company strives to further strengthen its leadership and market presence in the country and the region. Samsung has experienced consistent growth in the South Asian region and is well poised to continue increasing its market share in mobile and consumer electronics in Sri Lanka as well. Youngmin Shin previously served as a Samsung Team Leader in the new market development team in China for seven years. In his new role, he will leverage his experience in emerging business environments and operational excellence, to continue to build on Samsung Electronics' success in the South Asian region. Youngmin Shin has been with the Samsung group for 25 years and has acquired extensive experience in the areas of business management, operations, sales and marketing. Youngmin Shin replaces outgoing Managing Director H.K. Chang, who has been leading the Samsung operation in Sri Lanka since 2011, when he was appointed as the Head of the Sri Lanka branch - Samsung India Electronics Ltd. (SIEL).

Samsung Electronics Unveils Smart Living Products

Samsung Electronics announced that it has showcased its vision for smarter living at the 2015 Samsung Mena Forum in Antalya, Turkey. Reinforcing its leadership of the regional TV market, Samsung is the entertainment experience to the next level with its 88-inch SUHD TV and its new audio solutions delivering a premium sound experience. The company will introduce clever home appliances inspired by professional chefs to give home cooks a better experience in the kitchen and superior appliance. The company also continues to make its mark in the camera market with the new NX500 camera, inspired by the performance and features of the company’s NX1 series. In addition, the company demonstrated its new line up of sleek Galaxy A smartphones, which offer ways of capturing and sharing digital experiences. The company’s Tizen-powered SUHD TV launches a new era in UHD with its proprietary display technology, intelligent re-mastering engine and seamless Smart TV functions. Activ dualwash topload washing machine delivers an all-in-one solution for pre-treating laundry. Reducing cooking time by 50%, the Samsung MW8000J Hot Blast is the latest smart oven innovation. Fantastic imaging processors, a hybrid autofocus system and high-resolution 28MP sensors make the NX500 the perfect camera to capture the moment.

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