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Leading executives quit in Samsung upheaval

By Song Jung-a in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0572e31c-10d0-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Published: April 23 2008 03:00 | Last updated: April 23 2008 03:00 Samsung, South Korea’s largest conglomerate, suffered the biggest upheaval in its corporate history yesterday when four of its top executives, including the … Continue reading

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Lee’s resignation rocks Samsung

By Song Jung-a http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Published: April 22 2008 18:07 | Last updated: April 22 2008 18:07 It has long been an unwritten rule in South Korea that a few criminal convictions need not stand in the way of running the … Continue reading

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Heir apparent

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html As Lee Kun-hee’s only son, Lee Jae-yong has long been considered the heir apparent at Samsung, a view solidified last year when he was appointed to the specially created role of chief customer officer of Samsung Electronics, writes Anna … Continue reading

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Stalwart aide

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Samsung has not named a replacement for Lee Kun-hee, its chairman, but said yesterday Lee Soo-bin would be its representative for “external relations”, writes Woo Jae-yeon. Lee Soo-bin has been a staunch “Samsung man” for more than 40 years … Continue reading

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Trading up

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Samsung was founded in 1938 when Lee Byung-chul opened a trading company. It expanded in the wake of the 1950-53 Korean War, adding a textiles business, building the country’s first large sugar refinery and forming a powerful trading network. … Continue reading

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