GSG

Career Growth

Typical Career Progression

All new members join as Global Strategist and start working in GSG, before transitioning into one of Samsung’s affiliates.
There is are staff members fully dedicated towards identifying different career pipelines suited towards individuals’ needs

  • Year 0-2
    Global Strategy Group
    (Korea)

  • Year 2+
    Business Unit
    (Korea)

  • Year 4+
    International Subsidiaries
    or Business Unit in Korea

GSG
Global Strategist
  • Non-exhaustive

Sales & Product Marketing
General Marketing
Product & Services
Strategy, Corporate Development, M&A
Others (e.g., Investments, New Business, Sustainability, Public Affairs)
GSG Leadership

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.

  • Business Units and Overseas Subsidiaries

    Global Strategists transition to the affiliates’ business HQ in South Korea after two years at GSG. After a few years in line management roles in South Korea, members transition to Samsung’s overseas offices to integrate into the local management team.

    • Dave Das
      Dave Das (GSG 03, Kellogg) Senior Vice President / Samsung Electronics America Consumer Electronics Product Marketing
      Responsible for consumer electronics business in United States
      GSG

      TV, Semicon, and Marketing projects
      (03-05)

      Business Unit

      SEC HQ, TV Marketing
      (05-06)

      Overseas Transition

      NAHQ (SEA subsidiary), Home Entertainment Marketing (06-15), Consumer Electronics Product Mktg. (15-20)

      Business Unit

      SEC HQ, Head of NA RPM, Mobile
      (20-Present)

    • Mathieu Apotheker
      Mathieu Apotheker (GSG 10, MIT) Corporate VP / Samsung Electronics Corporate Development
      Responsible for M&A, investments and JVs for Samsung Electronics
      GSG

      Strategy Projects (10-11)

      Business Unit

      Samsung Electronics Corporate Development (11-Present)

    • YVanessa Wang
      Vanessa Wang (GSG 14, INSEAD)Senior Professional, Samsung Venture China
      Responsible for venture capital investment activities in China
      GSG

      Strategy projects (14-15)

      Business Unit

      Samsung Venture Korea (16-17)

      Overseas Transition

      Samsung Venture China - VC Investment (18-Present)

    • Carl Nordenberg
      Carl Nordenberg (GSG 12, Wharton)Principal professional / Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia and Oceania Mobile Business
      Responsible for IT/mobile business, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and accessories in SE Asia and Oceania
      GSG

      12-21 Strategy projects

      Overseas Transition

      Mobile Strategy (Singapore)
      (21 –Present)

    • Arina Krasnova
      Arina Krasnova (GSG 16, INSEAD)Senior Professional, Samsung Electronics America
      GSG

      Strategy projects (16-18)

      Business Unit

      Supply chain management (18-22)

      Overseas Transition

      Product management (22-Present)

    • Diane Choi
      Diane Choi (GSG 21, Harvard)Senior Professional, Samsung NEXT US
      GSG

      Strategy projects (21-22)

      Business Unit

      Venture investment (22-23)

      Overseas Transition

      Venture investments (23-Present)

  • Global Strategy Group
    • Simon Yoo
      Simon Yoo (GSG 15, Berkeley)Associate Principal
      Responsible for supervising GSG projects with focus on growth strategy, forward-looking innovation initiatives (AR, IoT), media & services and platforms
      Global Strategist

      15-17

      Engagement Manager

      17-19

      Associate Principal

      19-21

      Principal

      21-present

    • Simon Yoo
      Shaan Rauniyar (GSG 17, INSEAD)Principal
      Responsible for supervising GSG projects with focus on sales & marketing strategy, online business, digital transformation and B2B
      Global Strategist

      17-19

      Engagement Manager

      19-21

      Associate Principal

      21-23

      Principal

      23-Present