LG Realigns Mobile Business, Streamlines Structure

Hwang Jeong-hwan is new mobile head; B2B unit also formed
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LG Electronics has made changes at the top of its mobile business and structural changes across the company.

Hwang Jeong-hwan has been named president and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company while current president Juno Cho takes on a new role within LG’s parent company. Jeong-hwan was closely involved in developing one of LG’s first smartphones in 2009 as head of the CTO’s multimedia R&D lab.

Dr. Park Il-pyung, head of LG’s Software Center, will take on the role of chief technology officer with current CTO Dr. Skott Ahn taking on a new position with the parent company. Before joining LG, Park was CTO at Harman International and head of the Intelligent Computing Lab at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.

Han Chang-hee, most recently appliance marketing communications VP, has been tapped to lead LG’s worldwide marketing efforts as head of the Global Marketing Center. Brian Na, who led LG’s global marketing efforts for the past two years, will assume the role of president of LG’s Western Europe operations.

LG is also forming a new business unit, LG B2B, to expand upon its commercial operations and to consolidate existing business-to-business functions across various LG Electronics divisions including energy, information displays and vertical solutions. Kwon Soon-hwang, formerly head of LG’s Business Solutions Company and head of LG’s India operations, has been named president of the newly formed B2B unit.

In addition, LG has established the Convergence Business Development Center, which will identify and initiate corporate-wide initiatives related to artificial intelligence, IoT solutions and device-to-device connectivity.

All appointments are effective as of Dec. 1, with promotions taking effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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