Samsung Electronics has promoted 221 senior executives, the most since 2013, with 99 of them from the highly profitable semiconductor business.
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Injong Rhee, a key Samsung executive behind Samsung Pay, Knox, and Bixby, will join Google as an entrepreneur-in-residence.
Samsung Electronics has overhauled its top leadership line-up after three years of minimal changes, reflecting the sense of urgency surrounding the conglomerate.
Samsung's annual leadership reshuffle has seen Koh Dong-jin named as president and head of the mobile division, with JK Shin to stay on as CEO