Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Vice Chairman Mr. Jay Y. Lee met India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi and reiterated Samsung’s long-term commitment to the people of India as a strategic partner.
Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee is the only son of Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung, and started his career at the South Korean Conglomerate as Vice President of Strategic Planning in 1991. Often referred to as the “Crown Prince of Samsung” by the South Korean media, Mr Lee now plays an active role in company’s strategic decision making.
As part of his interaction with Hon’ble Prime Minister, He explained how Samsung is actively partnering Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives, with a commitment to growing India as an important production base and central R&D hub, as Samsung continues to view India as an important strategic partner.
He said Samsung’s ultimate goal is to be not just a foreign investor but a true local business in India, where Samsung will work with local communities to build a better future. Besides Make in India, Samsung is also committed to ‘Make for India’, an initiative to create meaningful local innovations for the Indian consumers.
Samsung’s “Make For India” initiative has resulted in Innovations like the SBike mode and UDS which Samsung incorporated in its budget J-series handsets.
In India, ‘Samsung Smart Class’ program is helping over 200,000 students from low-income families to experience e-learning at 376 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools. In addition, 18 Samsung Technical Schools are imparting skills to youth to enable their employability.