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 CEO
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
As President and CEO of Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI), a multi-billion dollar U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Mr. Bae is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's business including its DRAM, Flash and SRAM memory groups, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD), storage, foundry and System LSI divisions and technical marketing organization.
For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Bae has held various strategic marketing and sales management positions within Samsung in Korea and Europe. Prior to his appointment at SSI, Mr. Bae was Senior Vice President of Memory Sales at Samsung Electronics in Seoul, Korea, where he was in charge of developing global sales strategy for the world's No. 1 memory company.
Prior to that, he served as President of Samsung Semiconductor Europe (UK and Germany). Before that, Mr. Bae was responsible for leading Memory Sales and marketing in this region. Mr. Bae began his career at Samsung in the Memory Application engineering division in Korea.
Dr. Youngwook ("YW") Park
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
As President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), owned by Samsung Electronics, Dr. Park oversees one of the most advanced semiconductor plants in the United States where state-of-the-art mobile SoC chips are made. Dr. Park received his undergraduate degree in Material Science from Seoul National University, and his Master's and Ph.D from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). After earning his doctorate from KAIST, Dr. Park joined the research and development arm of Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor business in 1991. Dr. Park quickly established himself as a prolific inventor, authoring and co- authoring more than 150 U.S. patents.
From 2006-2009, Dr. Park served as the Chief Operating Officer of Siltronic Samsung Wafer in Singapore, a joint venture between Samsung and a German partner. In 2010, he returned to Korea and led the System LSI Advanced Process Team, Manufacturing Tech Team and Technology Development Team. Dr. Park was named President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor in October of 2013.