SINGAPORE--Samsung has unveiled its first global leadership academy outside of South Korea, which will train over 5,000 employees, partners and clients in the region every year.
"We need to develop leaders who can preserve and grow company’s current value via developing customized locally relevant product offerings and communication plans under 'Built for Asia' theme," said KK Park, president of Samsung's Southeast Asia headquarters.
Park added the company needed leaders who could drive new future value. "These will be 'Growth Engine Teams' delivering solution-based businesses," he explained.
According to Samsung, these solution-based businesses cover:
- Cross product offerings: like "Home Sync" for total home solutions across different digital appliances
- B2B/B2G offerings: leveraging the company's product portfolio across IT, mobile, and consumer electronics
- Corporate Social Responsibility: to address local market challenges using Samsung digital technology
The 12,000 square foot academy aims to deliver over 70 courses and will work with top educational institutes, including Singapore Management University (SMU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Harvard Business School and INSEAD.