Samsung Electronics has promoted a female executive to the president of global marketing for its mobile business division- as a part and the first move to tap a female talent for the top post.
Lee Young-hee has been promoted to the President of the Global Marketing Center for Samsung's Device eXperience (DX) division and she will be overseeing its mobile business.
Young-hee is the first female President of the Korean tech giant, the country's biggest conglomerate, to come from outside the founding family, reports Yonhap news agency.
Lee Boo-jin, the first daughter of late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, currently serves as the president and chief executive of Hotel Shilla, a Samsung affiliate.
Lee Young-hee joined the tech giant in 2007 and was promoted to vice president in 2012. Previously working at L'Oreal, she successfully promoted the image and brand of Samsung's Galaxy mobile phones.
Samsung expected the promotion to serve as a chance for other talented female employees to challenge themselves to climb career ladders.
She is among seven new presidents, part of a small-scale corporate reshuffle conducted for the first time since the group's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong was promoted to executive chairman in October.
Samsung did not appoint a new head for its home appliance unit, a position that has been vacant since Lee Jae-seung resigned in October for undisclosed "personal reasons."
Han Jong-hee, vice chair and co-CEO at Samsung will continue to assume the additional duty following Lee's departure for the time being, Samsung said.
Inputs from IANS