Former Samsung CEO Sung Hyuck joins Telkom board

Telkom has appointed former Samsung Africa CEO Sung Hyuck Yoon to its board as a non-executive director with effect from May 1.

The fixed-line operator said on Tuesday Sung has a proven track record of turning around difficult business situations and significantly growing new and existing business categories. He also comes with 16 years of experience at the executive level.

“He is an expert in tailoring global strategies to suit the needs of each market, and possesses hands-on technical knowledge across numerous product categories,” said Telkom.

Sung holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois in the US, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Korea University.

Telkom added that Sung is a respected leader with meaningful relationships globally which had been built over 32 years. He is currently an advisor to Samsung Electronics in Korea.

“Telkom welcomes Sung to the board of directors and looks forward to his contributions to the company.”

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