LG Electronics has promoted Jo Seong-jin, the head of its home appliance and air solution company, to the position of chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Seong-jin’s responsibility will extend across all of LG Electronics’ business units including the home appliance company, mobile communications, home entertainment and vehicle components. He will oversee over 120 operations around the world.
Seong-jin joined Goldstar in 1976, becoming part of the team which developed LG’s first automatic washing machine in 1980. Seong-jin was instrumental in LG’s move into premium appliances with the introduction of the LG Signature brand and built-in Signature kitchen suite as well as building the foundation for future businesses in the areas of IoT and smart home, the company said.
Song Dae-hyun, currently president of LG Russia, will replace Seong-jin as president and CEO of the home appliance and air solution company.