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LG appoints a new CEO to head up mobile division
LG is a company that has managed to do something in the mobile world that few competitors accomplished. Once looked at as a mere third-rate phonemaker, the company has rose to become a top rated powerhouse that’s been doing all the right things. As shown with their record breaking sales for Android devices last month, LG is serious about mobile, and now it appointed a new CEO to make sure that it stays on the right track.
While one of the first thoughts that came to my mind was “why change bosses if the current one is doing so well?”, the newly appointed mobile leader certainly has the right credentials for the job. Effective January 1, Juno Cho will take the reins as the new CEO of the mobile division, moving on from his current position of president of LG Corporation. Cho is well versed in the mobile industry, having lead LG’s mobile business strategy (along with sales and marketing) for North America between 2000 and 2007.
The current CEO Jong-seok Park of LG Mobile will shift to the role of Chief Technology Advisor, and considering how well he has done while at the helm, one can only hope that his influence will remain strong.
LG also announced changes to their upper management structure across multiple divisions, and seems very serious on maintaining momentum.
LG has worked very hard to completely turn its mobile division around, and its success has been a nightmare for other Android manufacturers. Though other factors are at play, Samsung has undoubtedly felt the sting, with its numbers taking a huge dive while LG sales projections continue to soar.
With the huge success of the LG G3, it’s safe to assume that the tech world will have its eyes and ears open on news of LG’s next flagship.