seoul (afn) - Topman Kwon Oh-hyun of Samsung's electronics bag announced his departure. He will step up as soon as his current mandate expires in March next year.
In an explanation, the 64-year-old driver seems to refer, inter alia, to a major corruption scandal in which the group has become involved.
The highest boss of the Samsung empire Lee Jae-yong, in the west known as Jay Y. Lee, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for bribery, eclipse and perjury. He would have paid bribes for many millions to a confidant of the President Park Geun-hye retired from the scandal.
Kwon speaks of 'an unprecedented crisis' where Samsung is in. 'I believe the time has come for the company to relaunch, with new elan and young leadership that has a better response to the challenges that the rapidly changing IT industry entails. ''