Samsung appoints global exec advisor for network business

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Former Nokia Siemens Networks CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie joins manufacturer as it aims to become the world’s top tier global mobile network business

Samsung has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as global executive advisor, where he will be charged with planning and executing the Samsung’s strategy for its mobile network business.

Beresford-Wylie was chief executive of Nokia Siemens Networks for more than two-and-a-half years until November 2009 and also spent 18 years at Telstra between 1982 and 1998, holding various executive positions.

He has been CEO of the Digital Mobile Spectrum (also known as at800), which is a not-for-profit organisation established by UK mobile operators to migrate possible interference issues resulting from the co-existence of digital terrestrial television and 4G service in the 800MHz band.

The manufacturer said that due to Beresford-Wylie’s proven track record in developing and implementing strategies that drive business growth, it is expected he will make a significant contribution to it as it strives to become the world’s top tier global mobile network business.

Samsung executive vice president and head of networks business Youngky Kim said: “Simon’s experience in leading large global organisations perfectly complements our ambitions to accelerate mobile network business within the global market. Samsung will keep investing in mobile networks to boost our recent successes in the global market.”

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