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Citigroup Hires Samsung Executive for Mobile Services

Samsung’s executive, Omar Khan has announced his departure from the South Korean firm to head the mobile division of a finance group.

According to tech website CNET, Omar Khan, the head of strategy and product management is the man behind Samsung’s several Smartphones and tablet computers in the United States. Khan has joined Citigroup to help the company develop its mobile services worldwide.

“Omar Khan was a valued member of the Samsung Mobile US team but has decided to leave Samsung Mobile to pursue another opportunity. Omar is not leaving to join a competitor to Samsung”, the company stated in an official note.

Khan had joined the South Korean electronics manufacturer in 2008 after quitting his rank of a vice president at Motorola. Apparently, his duties will be transferred to Samsung’s vice president for product development, Tim Rowden.

Citigroup, in a press statement revealed that the company is excited about the new position for Khan as he will help them develop and execute their plans for mobile services across the world.

Khan has followed Dan Schulman to become the second top executive at a mobile company to leave and join a financial service provider. Schulman left Virgin Mobile to join American Express for its mobile division.

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