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Samsung Electronics Australia names new mobile head

Samsung Electronics Australia names new mobile head

Richard Fink takes up IT and mobile division vice-president role

Samsung Electronics Australia vice-president of IT and mobile division, Richard Fink

Samsung Electronics Australia vice-president of IT and mobile division, Richard Fink

Samsung Electronics Australia has named Richard Fink as vice-president of its IT and mobile division.

The appointment is effective immediately and in this role, Fink will assume responsibility for Samsung’s mobile and IT business including the consumer, enterprise and retail sectors, to deliver on the next stage of growth.

The appointment follows Samsung Electronics Australia’s recent announcement that Prasad Gokhale stepped down from his position and departed the business on August 5.

Samsung Australia president, Harry Lee, said Fink has a track record of building success through business transformation.

“Today’s competitive smartphone market requires innovative thinking and I believe Richard’s depth of experience and leadership qualities will add another dimension to our business to deliver ongoing success,” he said.

Fink has 13 years’ experience within the telecommunications industry, working at Telstra in executive positions across marketing, category management, supply chain and retail operations. Most recently, he was head of store transformation at Coles, a position he was in for about a year.

Fink mentioned he is pleased to be joining Samsung at such an exciting time for its IT and mobiles business.

“With the advent of virtual reality, wearable technology and mobile payments, never before have mobile devices played a more central role in people’s lives. Samsung is at the forefront of these innovations, which brings about huge opportunities for the business.

“I am looking forward to working with our customers, and the Samsung team, to continue the growth and success of the business in Australia,” he added.

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