LG announces leadership shake-up, replaces mobile chief

01 Dec 2017

LG Electronics has appointed new executives to lead its mobile division as part of its “sweeping realignment to better address the challenges ahead,” according to a news release from the South Korean firm.

The company has appointed Hwang Jeong-hwan as president and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company. Hwang replaces the departing Juno Cho, who will take up a new role within LG’s parent company.

Hwang, who has years of experience in R&D, 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 in LG Corp. 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 vice president of appliance marketing communications, has been promoted 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.

All appointments are effective as of December 1, 2017, with promotions taking effect on January 1, 2018, LG Electronics said in a statement.

Speedcast announces executive management changes
Keith Johnson, currently EVP of Speedcast's Energy Division, will take over from David Kagan as chief operating officer, while also keeping his existing Energy Division responsibilities.

Kagan will be leaving Speedcast in early December but will remain as an advisor to the CEO on a limited time basis.

Johnson joined Speedcast in 2014 after spending over 20 years at Harris CapRock Communications, where he held numerous senior operational roles, including heading global operations, and business unit leadership roles.

As part of the transition, the Information Technology, Digitalization, Supply Chain, QHSE and Facilities functions formerly under the COO will move under a newly created CIO role, which is under recruitment. The changes are effective as of December 1, according to a company statement.

Speedcast has also appointed Erwan Emilian to lead the company’s Enterprise & Emerging Markets division. Emilian comes to Speedcast from IEC Telecom Group, where he served for 10 years as CEO.

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