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Career Growth

After working in GSG, members transition to business units that are aligned with their career interests and then to overseas subsidiaries/regional HQs, further developing their careers within Samsung.


Typical Career Progression

All new members join as Global Strategist for two years, before transitioning into one of Samsung’s affiliates as a Line Manager or Strategic Staff

Professional Experience+Career
  • Year 0
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
Global Strategy Group
Join as Global Strategist
Assigned to a wide range of projects with internal clients
A small team of Engagement Managers, Principals, and Principals supervise Global Strategists on projects
Line Manager
Experience roles in strategy, marketing and new business development
Strategic Staff
Experience roles in corporate strategy, M&A, and partnership
Line Manager Overseas
Pursue other international opportunities after initial assignment in South Korea
Strategic Staff in South Korea
Pursue Strategic Staff Leader roles in South Korea
Strategic Staff Overseas
Pursue Strategic Staff Leader roles overseas
South Korea
Overseas or South Korea

Career Paths

GSG prepares leaders for multiple career paths at Samsung. During his/her tenure at GSG, GSs will develop a robust industry and functional acumen to prepare them for their next role at Samsung. There are two main transition paths after two years at GSG: Line Manager or Strategic Staff.

  • Global Strategy Group

    All new members join Global Strategy Group as Strategists for two years, See profiles of members of global Strategy Group in the section Meet our People

    • Carl Nordenberg
      Carl Nordenberg (GSG ‘12, Wharton)Principal
      Leads strategy projects for the consumer electronics and mobile divisions of Samsung Electronics, focusing on retail, channel management, and emerging markets
      Global Strategist
      Engagement Manager
      Overseas Transition
    • David Farrell
      David Farrell (GSG ’13, HBS)Director / Samsung North America HQ Corporate Strategy
      Responsible for Corporate Strategy in North America
      Global Strategist
      Engagement Manager
      Overseas Transition
  • Line Manager

    GSs transition to the affiliate’s business HQ in South Korea after two years at GSG.. After a few years in a line management role in South Korea, members transition to one of Samsung’s overseas offices to integrate the local management team.

    • Dave Das
      Dave Das (GSG ’03, Kellogg) Senior Vice President / Samsung Electronics America Home Entertainment Mkt.
      Responsible for all Samsung television product marketing in United States

      TV, Semicon, and Marketing projects(‘03~’05)

      Line Manager

      SEC HQ, TV Marketing(‘05~’06)

      Overseas Transition

      NAHQ (SEA subsidiary), Home Entertainment Marketing (‘06~present)

  • Strategic Staff

    A GS can also join one of the Samsung headquarters organizations, including the Corporate Strategic and Planning Team, Samsung Ventures, Samsung M&A team, and Human Resources and typically work on strategy, planning, and business development roles. Similar to the Line Managers, Strategic Staff spend two years within GSG before they transition to a corporate function. After two years in a corporate function in South Korea, Strategic Staff can either remain further in South Korea or transition into an overseas office.

    • Germain Clausse
      Germain Clausse (GSG ‘12, HBS) Senior Manager / Corporate Retail Channel Management Group
      Responsible for corporate retail channel management for Samsung Electronics

      Retail channel management projects (‘12~’13)

      Strategic Staff

      Corporate Retail Channel Management Group (‘13~present)

    • Yohan Zondak
      Yohan Zondak (GSG '11, Darden) Director / Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Mkt.
      Responsible for Marketing Planning for all Samsung products in Southeast Asia

      Strategy projects(‘11~’11)

      Strategic Staff

      Strategy & Business Development (‘11~’15)

      Overseas Transition

      Samsung Electronics Southeast Market ('15~present)

    • Kuterdam
      Can Kuterdem (GSG ’12, Duke) Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff to the President, Samsung Electronics Turkey
      Responsible for developing mid- to long-term strategy and leading corporate development projects for the subsidiary

      Principal, corporate development and new market entry projects, ’12 – ’16

      Overseas Transition

      Director, corporate strategy, ’16 – Present