Samsung Electronics South Africa announces the appointment of Matthew Thackrah as Deputy MD

Samsung Electronics South Africa is proud to announce that Matthew Thackrah has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of South Africa.

July 24, 2012

Samsung Electronics South Africa is proud to announce that Matthew Thackrah has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of South Africa. In this newly-created dual role, Matthew will continue as the Head of CE and IT Solutions for the brand.

Having been with Samsung South Africa for over 10 years, Matthew holds a wealth of knowledge and experience across the broader Samsung product portfolio, where his leadership has played an important role in the company’s achievements. His expertise lies in strategy implementation as well as forecast and retail management – areas that will aid the continued growth of the brand across South Africa.

Says Thackrah: “Having been with the Samsung brand for a number of years, I am pleased to accept this position and certainly look forward to the opportunity to not only add value to the brand, but to work with a team of exceptionally talented people. I will continue to focus on developing the broader consumer electronics market locally and across our African shores – enabling a more intuitive and smarter life for the consumer.”

Says George Ferreira, Vice President and COO at Samsung Electronics Africa; “Matthew has a solid understanding of the business and this, coupled with his industry experience, leadership capabilities and expertise makes him the perfect candidate for the role. We look forward to his continued contribution to Samsung SA in this role and the critical part he will play in achieving our business goals and objectives, taking Samsung to even greater heights.”