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Technology Samsung Electronic chairman Lee Kun-hee died

10:45  25 october  2020
10:45  25 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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“ Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,” the company said. Named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2005, Lee began overhauling Samsung Electronics after he

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Le président du géant des télécommunications sud-coréen, Lee Kun-hee, en 2012 à Las Vegas. © REUTERS / Steve Marcus Chairman of South Korean telecommunications giant Lee Kun-hee in 2012 in Las Vegas.

Lee Kun-hee, president of Samsung, passed away this Sunday, October 25 at the age of 78. South Korea's wealthiest man has turned the conglomerate into an electronics empire.

With our correspondent in Seoul, Nicolas Rocca

When Lee Kun-hee inherited Samsung at the end of the 1980s, his father, the creator of the group, bequeathed him a business of low-end televisions and microwaves. More than thirty years later, he has multiplied the group's assets by 50 and established it as a global electronics giant.

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Lee Kun - Hee helped turn Samsung Electronics into a global tech giant. More. Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun - hee , who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

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Shortly after arriving at the head of Samsung, Lea Kun-hee wanted to fundamentally change the group's mentality: “Change everything, except your wives and your children,” he told the staff of the conglomerate in 1993.

Scandals

Although he has left the management of the company to his only son Lee Jae-Yong since his heart attack six years ago, the conglomerate has diversified and developed dozens of subsidiaries under his control: heavy industry, hotels, insurance, construction and amusement parks. The company alone accounts for one-fifth of South Korea's GDP.

The businessman known to be authoritarian had a mixed image in the public opinion, in particular because of the scandals of tax evasion and non-respect of the labor laws in some factories. His succession was already organized with his son at the head of Samsung Electronics and his two daughters, presidents of the hotel and building branch of the group.

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