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Jung Named President and CEO of LG North America

Chris Jung, an LG Electronics executive, has been named President and CEO of Englewood Cliffs-based LG Electronics North America, effective January 2024. He will lead the strategies for North America supporting LG Electronics’ worldwide transformation into a smart life solutions company. Among other major regional initiatives, he plans to drive profitable growth, expand business-to-business areas, and leverage LG’s innovations to advance whole home electrification and building decarbonization, while continuing to reinvigorate LG’s brand.

As regional chief executive, Jung will be responsible for LG Electronics activities in the United States and Canada for the home appliances, home entertainment, business solutions and air solutions business units as well as related service activities and staff functions. As the corporation’s most senior executive in the Western Hemisphere, he also will work closely with other LG Electronics regional operations including factories, R&D labs and the U.S. vehicle component solutions business.

Most recently President and CEO of LG Electronics Latin America, Jung has broad experience in the western hemisphere. His North American experience includes three years as President of Home Appliances at LG Electronics USA (2012-14) and six years as LG USA’s head home appliance product manager (2002-07). He served as President of LG Brazil before being named regional CEO for Latin America in 2020. Previously, Jung held a number of key positions at LG Electronics headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, including Senior Vice President in charge of global marketing and sales for home appliances and Vice President of sales for home appliances and air solutions.

Jung started at LG in 1991 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Yonsei University in South Korea. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from McGill University in Canada. Jung succeeds Thomas Yoon, who is returning to headquarters in Seoul as President and CEO of the newly formed Overseas Sales and Marketing Company.

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