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LG Electronics replaces CEO to speed recovery

South Korea tech giant eyes digital transformation under ex-mobile chief Brian Kwon

Analysts say LG's young chairman, Koo Kwang-mo, is attempting a generational shift within the conglomerate.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- LG Electronics, South Korea's No. 2 electronics company, has chosen a new CEO to accelerate the company's digital transformation and improve its earnings.

Brian Kwon, head of LG's mobile and TV divisions, will take the helm as chief executive next week. He replaces Jo Seong-jin, who has led the company for the last three years.

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