Samsung appoint Lee Sang-chul as new mobile marketing head

Lee Sang-chul, formerly head of the company’s Russian operations,  has appointed Lee Sang-chul as the new mobile marketing head.

His predecessor, Kim Seok-pil, stepped down from the role. A person familiar with the matter said Kim’s decision was due to health reasons and was unrelated to performance. The executive is expected to return to work at a later time, the person said.

Lee, who also has worked as head of Samsung’s Latin American operations, will be charged with overseeing the launch of the new Galaxy S device.

Samsung has sent out invitations for a March 1 event in Barcelona ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show.