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Samsung Shuffles Leadership in India as Part of Global Restructuring

December 15, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

While Samsung hasn’t exactly had a bad year this year, it’s been far from their best year. With a sizable drop in profits in Q3 of this year, it’s clear that things aren’t going as smoothly as they used to be for Samsung. Still, this year has been a year full of revamps rather than revolutions when it comes to smartphone design and hardware. Next year, with the release of new chips from Qualcomm, and a new version of Android having already launched it seems that there’s going to be much more for Samsung to work with. To make sure that 2015 is a golden year for the company, Samsung is shuffling around their management in India, as part of their global reshuffle to turn things around.

As the Economic Times of India is reporting, BD Park, currently head of Samsung India and president of South West Asia operations is to head home to South Korea after six years running things in the region. He is to be replaced by HyunChil Hong, President of Latin America operations who will become MD of Samsung India. Ravinder Zutshi, deputy MD of Samsung India is to retire from the company altogether. Zutshi was one of the first employees of Samsung India and it’s rumored that there could be even more reshuffling before the end of the year, but as of right now these are the positions confirmed to be shuffled around.

Indian Engineer, Pranav Mistry, who used to be a deputy MD of Samsung India has been promoted to part of Samsung’s Global Business unit. While there’s no telling whether or not there are any more changes ahead, it’s clear that Samsung is in need of some changes to help fight off the likes of Xiaomi and Motorola. While Samsung was head honcho in sales throughout Q3 in India, Motorola’s Moto G and Xiaomi’s Mi3 devices have been eating away at Samsung’s market share and if Samsung aren’t careful, they could be facing some serious problems in India sooner, rather than later.