Samsung Electronics Australia has started searching for a candidate to replace its outgoing corporate vice president and chief marketing officer, Philip Newton, who is set to leave the company in August.
The company revealed on 25 May that Newton would depart the business on 9 August, after resigning from Samsung Australia following eight years with the company to pursue new opportunities.
Samsung Electronics Australia has appointed Phillip Newton as its vice president chief marketing officer in July 2015.
“My time with Samsung has been extremely fulfilling and I’m grateful for the many opportunities that the company has provided me,” Newton said.
During his tenure with Samsung Australia, Newton has held a number of senior leadership positions including director of IT and business-to-business, director of TV and audio visual and vice president of consumer electronics.
He is also the first and only Samsung Australia employee to be appointed as a corporate vice president by Samsung Electronics Co. – a “significant honour” awarded to few Samsung Electronics employees globally, according to the company.
“We thank Philip for his contribution to Samsung over the last eight years,” Samsung Electronics Australia president, Harry Lee, said. “During his time the company, Philip has helped to transform our business to achieve growth and leadership across a number of business areas including IT and business-to-business, home appliances and TVs, where he increased market share from 17 percent to 30 per cent within a six month period.
“Philip has been recognised as a leader and top talent within Samsung Electronics globally. His departure will be felt throughout the company but we wish him every success for the future,” he said.
Samsung Australia said it had commenced a search for a replacement for Philip Newton and expects to be in a position to formally announce this appointment within weeks.