Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Sangho Jo as the President and CEO of Southeast Asia and Oceania.

He was most recently appointed President and CEO for Samsung Electronics in Europe, where he led the business to achieve sustainable commercial growth and brand favorability in 2020. In the past decade, Mr. Jo has served as President in the following markets:

  • Germany (2019)
  • United Kingdom (2015 – 2017), Sweden (2012 – 2014)
  • Austria (2011)
  • Baltic countries (2009 – 2010

In addition, he also served as Head of Visual Display business for Samsung Europe based in South Korea (2017 – 2018).

Mr. Jo is no stranger to the Southeast Asia and Oceania region, having worked in Samsung Electronics Singapore (1997), Vietnam (1998 – 2000), and Malaysia (2007 – 2008).

samsung-electronics-sangho-jo-president-ceo-2I am pleased to return to Southeast Asia and Oceania, and lead one of the vibrant leading hubs for Samsung Electronics globally. I look forward to strengthening the strong relationships we have built with our partners and customers here and explore exciting new consumer and commercial partnerships, steering Samsung into the next stage of growth in the region.”

Markets in Southeast Asia and Oceania are integral to the company’s long-term growth plans with the region poised to sustain its rapid economic growth into the next decade.

In an era defined by rapid digital disruptions, we are committed to empowering the digital ambitions of nations, industries, and communities in Southeast Asia and Oceania, and to help fulfill the potential of the people here through next-generation technologies.”

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