Beleaguered Samsung mulls management shake-up after profit slump

“Samsung Electronics is considering a major change in leadership after a slump in its mobile unit caused profits to plunge in the latest quarter, according to a published media report,” TheStreet reports.

“The Korea-based consumer electronics company is mulling a plan to remove co-chief executive and mobile head J.K. Shin from his current role at the helm of the company’s mobile business, The Wall Street Journal reported,” TheStreet reports. “One option Samsung is considering is shifting responsibility for the mobile unit to co-CEO B.K. Yoon, who currently oversees Samsung’s home-appliance and TV business, the report said, citing people close to the situation.”

TheStreet reports, “The management reshuffle plans come as Samsung’s once high-flying mobile business has lost share both to Apple’s iPhone and to newer players that are offering more affordable smartphones, causing Samsung’s profits to fall to a three-year low in the latest third quarter.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Gee, that’s too bad. 🙂

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]

29 Comments

  1. When it becomes obvious that a company has no answers to what ails it, for sure reorganize, that’s always the answer. Then do that every 18 months and for years you can convince your customers that success is just around the corner.

  2. “One option Samsung is considering is shifting responsibility for the mobile unit to co-CEO B.K. Yoon, who currently oversees Samsung’s home-appliance and TV business,”

    Think of your phones as appliances. Yea, that’ll work!

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