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Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim

Mr. Y.K. Kim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics America, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Mr. Kim was most recently Senior Vice President, leading the Sales & Marketing Team of the Samsung Electronics Visual Display business.

Mr. Kim began his career at Samsung Electronics in 1986, in export sales. In 1989, he moved to France as a Senior Manager and ultimately became Vice President responsible for sales and marketing for the French market.

Following a leadership assignment as President of Samsung Electronics Philippines, Mr. Kim returned to France in 2002, as President of Samsung Electronics France. During his tenure, Samsung achieved the number one market share in the French TV market. He returned to Korea to head mobile phone Sales & Marketing Europe in 2007, before heading sales and marketing for the Visual Display business in 2009.

Mr. Kim graduated from Korea University with a B.A. degree in French Language and Literature in 1978. He holds a Master’s degree in Trade from I.A.E of Jean Moulin University of Lyon III.

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