Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has announced the appointment of Sangho Jo (pic) as president and chief executive officer of South-East Asia and Oceania.
A leader with over three decades of experience across business groups and geographies, Jo will steer the strategic growth directions of Samsung Electronics in the region.
These markets are integral to the company’s long-term growth, with the region poised to sustain rapid economic growth into the next decade, built on the digital ambitions of its cities, industries and communities.
Jo will guide the business towards cementing its industry leadership and seizing long-term growth opportunities in this region by forging partnerships, creating operational excellence, and ultimately, building brand trust among consumers and enterprises.
He was most recently appointed president and chief executive officer for Samsung Electronics in Europe, where he led the business to achieve sustainable commercial growth and brand favourability in 2020.
In the past decade, Jo has served as president in the following markets: Samsung Electronics Germany (2019), United Kingdom (2015 to 2017), Sweden (2012 to 2014), Austria (2011), Baltic countries (2009 to 2010), and also served as head of visual display business for Samsung Europe based in South Korea (2017 to 2018).
Jo is not new to the South-East Asia and Oceania region, having worked in Samsung Electronics Singapore (1997), Vietnam (1998 to 2000) and Malaysia (2007 to 2008).
He said: “I am pleased to return to South-East 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.
“In an era defined by rapid digital disruptions, we are committed to empowering the digital ambitions of nations, industries and communities in South-East Asia and Oceania, and to help fulfil the potential of the people here through next-generation technologies, ” he added.