U.S. Executive Team
President and CEO
Samsung Electronics North America
Gregory Lee is responsible for overseeing Samsung businesses across all offices in North America, including Samsung Electronics America, Inc and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc.
Lee leads Samsung’s consumer and enterprise business strategy and is also responsible for establishing new strategic alliances, partner relationships, and overseeing development of new technology for Samsung Mobile.
As a recognized leader for his achievements in marketing and innovative operations, Gregory has held four positions at Samsung – first as Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Electronics, next as President and CEO where he led Samsung Electronics’ businesses in Southeast Asia, then as President and CEO of Samsung Mobile and now in his newly expanded role that also includes President and CEO of North American Headquarters (NAHQ).
Before joining Samsung, Gregory’s experiences included Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble in general management and marketing. Gregory started his career in the United States and has worked extensively in both the U.S. and Asia.
President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, HARMAN International Industries
Young Sohn is president and chief strategy officer for Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, Harman International. He leads development and strategy for global innovation and new business creation. He is responsible for investment in new and emerging businesses and technologies worldwide. Young initiated and leads the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International Industries, the premier connected technology company for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets. The deal is Samsung’s largest acquisition to date.
Young is a seasoned investor, technologist and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Samsung Electronics, Young served as CEO of Oak Technologies, Agilent Semiconductor, Inphi Corporation and President of Quantum Corporation. Under his leadership as CEO and board member, he took PLX Technologies, Synnex Technologies and Inphi public.
Young has more than 35 years of global operational experience in the semiconductor, storage, communication and consumer electronics industries. Early in his career, he established Intel's Korea business and managed the Samsung-Intel strategic partnership. During his tenure at Intel, he was also instrumental as an innovator, driving and shaping the industry’s first PC chipset business.
Young holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He serves on the MIT Sloan School NA Board, is a senior advisor to the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is a member of the board of directors at Cadence, is a board member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and is an advisor for the University of California Innovation Council. He also has served on the Boards of ARM, Synnex Corporation and Cymer, Inc.
President and CEO
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
As President of Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a multi-billion dollar U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Mr. Han is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's business within the Americas including its Memory, Display, Storage, Foundry, System LSI, and LED organizations.
Spanning more than 26 years, Mr. Han has held a variety of management roles in sales and marketing for Samsung Electronics – in Korea, the U.S. and Europe.
Before taking the reins of Samsung Semiconductor in the Americas, Mr. Han served for three years as Senior Vice President and sales leader of Samsung Electronics’ world-leading Memory Business in Korea. Prior to that, he spent five years as Vice President and then President of Samsung Semiconductor Europe in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mr. Han holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Seong Kyun Kwan University in Seoul Korea.
Dr. Chan Hoon Park
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Chan Hoon Park, Ph.D., is the president of Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) and is responsible for the continued growth and success of Samsung's advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in the United States. SAS, one of the largest international investments in Texas, produces logic components for tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. With over 2,600 employees in Austin, Texas, and 2.3million square feet of space, SAS is producing a full range of cutting-edge products.
Dr. Park began his career at Samsung Electronics in 1993 at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) working in research and development of advanced semiconductor processes and technology. During his tenure, Dr. Park has held roles in Corporate Technology Planning, as Photo Technology Leader in the Memory Division, and immediately prior to SAS, as the President of Samsung's new fabrication plant in China. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. degree from Japan University of Electro-Communications in Electronic Engineering.