At Samsung Electronics, Lee signals more board power in nod to investors

Jay Y. Lee, the only son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee and the company's vice chairman, attends the 2015 HO-AM Prize ceremony which was established by Lee Kun-hee, in Seoul, South Korea, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Cho Seong-joon/Pool

Jay Y. Lee, de facto head of South Korea’s sprawling Samsung Group, accelerated taking a board seat at flagship unit Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) partly because of investor pressure to improve governance, two people familiar with the matter said.

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