Back in December, Samsung removed a number of key executives after a not so terrific year. One of the new hires was Kim Seok-pil, who became the head of strategic marketing, which meant he was in charge of all marketing efforts for the Galaxy S 6. Unfortunately he has left Samsung due to health issues.
How this will impact the Galaxy S 6 launch is unknown, but since we are less than a month away from the unveiling, I suspect not so much since most of the marketing would already be set in motion. If anything, the future could prove to be more critical if Mr. Kim was worth his weight in gold. Samsung has already announced Lee Sang-chul as his replacement. He is currently in charge of Samsung’s Russia operations.
It’s very possible that Mr. Kim could come back to the company at a later time.