Hyun-Suk Kim – Director, President and CEO, Samsung – Email Address

Mr. Hyunsuk Kim is a Director of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. since March 23, 2018 and its President and CEO since 2018. Mr. Kim serves as President, Head & CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. since 2017 and serves as its Head of Samsung Research. He has expertise in display products, having played a major role in achieving the top position in global TV sales for the 11th consecutive year with numerous display technology breakthroughs. He was the Head, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from 2011 to 2017 and served as its Head, Product Strategy Team, Visual Display Business from 2011 to 2011 and Head, R&D Team, Visual Display Business from 2009 to 2011. He previously served as Head of Digital Appliance Business and Head of Samsung Research since November 1, 2017. He served as President of Consumer Electronics Division at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. until November 1, 2017. He holds M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Portland State University in 1987 and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hanyang University in 1983.

Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung TownSeoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate).

Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee's death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since the 1990s Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities, and electronics, particularly mobile phones and semiconductors, have become its most important source of income.

Notable Samsung industrial subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics (the world's largest information technology company measured by 2012 revenues, and 4th in market value),[2] Samsung Heavy Industries (the world's 2nd-largest shipbuilder measured by 2010 revenues),[3] and Samsung Engineering and Samsung CT (respectively the world's 13th and 36th-largest construction companies).[4] Other notable subsidiaries includeSamsung Life Insurance (the world's 14th-largest life insurance company),[5] Samsung Everland (operator of Everland Resort, the oldest theme park in South Korea),[6] Samsung Techwin (an aerospace, surveillance and defense company) and Cheil Worldwide (the world's 15th-largest advertising agency measured by 2012 revenues).[7][8]

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