Samsung appointed HyunChil Hong as President of Southwest Asia

Dec 11, 2014 12:05 IST

Samsung Electronics Ltd on 10 December 2014 announced the appointment of HyunChil Hong as President of Southwest Asia Headquarters.

He will take the charge with immediate effect. He succeeded President B D Park. B D Park will now head Sales & Marketing for Digital Appliances Business at the headquarters in South Korea.

Hong will lead all of Samsung Electronics’ business in South West Asia that includes India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Hong previously served as the President of Samsung Electronics Latin America, a sales subsidiary in Central America for three years. Prior to that, he successfully headed Samsung Electronics’ sales subsidiaries in Chile.

Outgoing President BD Park has been serving in India since 2008. He was appointed as Head of the Mobile and IT Division of Samsung India Electronics Ltd (SIEL). In 2012, he was elevated to the position of President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia.

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