Mark Mitchinson leaves Samsung

After almost 11 years in the business Mark Mitchinson has taken the decision to leave Samsung to spend more time with his family and pursue personal and educational interests.

Mitchinson commented: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Samsung and making the decision to leave such a great company was far from easy but I genuinely feel it’s time I spent some quality time with my family over the summer before embarking on an MBA later in the year. I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved as a team since I joined Samsung back in July 1999 and I leave behind an amazing group of highly talented and dedicated people.

“Clearly the opportunity to run both the Samsung Mobile and IT divisions was very tempting and I genuinely appreciated the offer, but I really feel the time is now right to handover the reins. There is still huge potential and opportunity within the mobile/IT sector and I sincerely wish Samsung and their customers all the very best for the future,” said Mitchinson.

David Song, managing director at Samsung Electronics (UK) said: “Mark’s decision to leave Samsung was totally unexpected, but we respect his decision and wish him well. Mark has been a tremendous ambassador for Samsung and we recognise and really appreciate his entrepreneurial leadership and monumental achievements during the past decade.”

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