|Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kim Ki-nam|
Samsung Electronics promoted only two members of its presidential group, retaining representative directors of its three business divisions, the conglomerate said Thursday.
According to the tech giant, its device solution head Kim Ki-nam was promoted to vice chairman.
Vice President Roh Tae-moon, who heads the research and development of the IT mobile communications business, was promoted to president.
Leaders in Samsung's three business divisions were allowed to maintain their posts.
They are Kim, President Koh Dong-jin in charge of IT mobile communications and President Kim Hyun-suk, head of Samsung's consumer electronics division.
The number of executives who were promoted in the latest reshuffle was the smallest ever since the conglomerate had carried out its reshuffle in late 2014.
"We will pursue the innovation in stability, by retaining the current top executives, who were promoted last year," a Samsung Electronics official said.
|Samsung Electronics President Roh Tae-moon|
According to Samsung, Kim has been known for his leadership and the contributions to the chip business.
Samsung also said Roh, one of the major contributors to the popularity of Galaxy smartphones worldwide, will engineer the company's leap forward in the mobile business.
On the same day, Samsung promoted 158 executives to vice president level or below.