Samsung Mobile marketer leaves after a month

Samsung Mobile marketing chief James King is leaving the handset manufacturer after just one month in the role. It is understood he is leaving due to personal issues.

King, who took up the role of head of Samsung Mobile’s UK marketing division in July, had been working on the launch of the new U800 handset before deciding to leave. Samsung had heralded him as a major asset for the division, alongside new general manager Derek Williamson who joined at the same time.

King replaced Susan Land, who left the handset maker in February to join Nokia (MW.co.uk February 28). Prior to joining Samsung Mobile, he spent eight years at Motorola, where he held a variety of roles uncluding marketing manager.

Earlier this month, the handset maker also appointed Matthew Brum from Sony Ericsson as head of product management. Samsung UK says it will now be looking for a replacement for King.

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