Samsung heir apparent to meet with 30 global mobile carriers

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 25, 2013 - 21:44
  • Updated : Feb 25, 2013 - 21:44
BARCELONA, Spain -- Samsung heir apparent Lee Jay-yong visited the world’s biggest mobile trade show for the first time in three years and met with top executives of Korean telecoms upon his arrival.

Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the only son of chairman Lee Kun-hee, said that he has meetings lined up with 30 global mobile carriers on Monday and Tuesday on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jay-yong (left) shakes hands with KT chairman Lee Suk-chae 
at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. (Samsung Electronics)

“My schedule is fully booked,” he told reporters. “I don’t even have 30 minutes of spare time.”

At his first meeting around 11:30 a.m., local time, he discussed cooperation measures with SK Telecom chief Ha Sung-min, joined by Samsung mobile head Shin Jong-kyun in a closed meeting.

He then had lunch with KT chairman Lee Suk-chae and Shin in another closed meeting.

By Cho Ji-hyun, Korea Herald correspondent (