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Corporate Governance

We protect shareholders’ rights through transparent management.
The governance of Samsung Electro-Mechanics consists of legal and transparent procedures based on the Commercial Act and the Company’s Articles of Association. Each member of the Board of Directors contributes to the management and growth of the Company, and effectively performs monitoring/checking functions.

* You may download and view a PDF file of Articles of Association. If revised through the shareholders’ meeting because of any fair reason, it will be updated to the newest version.

Board of Directors

Member of the board

To maximize company value Samsung Electro-Mechanics puts technology and transparent management as it’s top most priority.
To fulfill this management goal, the Board is composed of 7 members with 4 | External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee

Full time directors

YUN-TAE LEE
Position : Chief Executive Officer(CEO)
Elected date : March 23, 2018
End date : March 23, 2021

KANG HEON HUR
Position : Executive Vice President
Role : Head of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Corporate R&D Institute
Elected date : March 23, 2018
End date : March 23, 2021

BYOUNG JUN LEE
Position : Senior Vice President
Role : Head of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Corporate Business Support Team
Elected date : March 23, 2018
End date : March 23, 2021

Outside Director

Tae Kyun Kwon
  • Position : Chairperson, Outside director
    Audit committee member
    Internal Transaction Committee member
    Compensation Committee member
    Referral committee member of outside directors member
  • Elected date : March 14, 2014
  • End date : March 24, 2020

Hyun Cha Choe
  • Position : Outside director,
    Audit committee member
    Internal Transaction Committee member
  • Elected date : March 14, 2014
  • End date : March 24, 2020

Ji Beom Yoo
  • Position : Outside director,
    Referral committee member of outside directors member
  • Elected date : March 24, 2017
  • End date : March 24, 2020

Yong Kyun Kim
  • Position: Outside director,
    Audit committee member
    Internal Transaction Committee member
    Compensation Committee member
    Referral committee member of outside directors member
  • Elected date : March 23, 2018
  • End date : March 23, 2021

Board Committees

Audit Committee

Established to evaluate and improve the business achievements of the overall corporate internal control system,
it draws up, implements, and concludes internal auditing plans, as well as takes follow-up measures and proposes measures for improvement.

Member
Director Tae Kyun Kwon

Elected date : March 24, 2017 / Term : 3 years

Member
Director Hyun Cha Choe

Elected date : March 24, 2017 / Term : 3 years

Member
Director Yong Kyun Kim

Elected date : March 23, 2018 / Term : 3 years

Internal Transaction Committee

Established to enhance the transparency of internal transactions among subsidiary companies,
it listens to internal transaction reports, deliberates, makes decisions, orders, reports, and proposes rectification measures.

Member
Director Tae Kyun Kwon
Member
Director Hyun Cha Choe
Member
Director Yong Kyun Kim

External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee

Established to consolidate fairness and independence in appointing external director candidates pursuant to relevant laws,
it recommends external director candidates.

Member Director
Tae Kyun Kwon
Member Director
Ji Beom Yoo
Member Director
Yong Kyun Kim
Member Director
Yun Tae Lee
Member Director
Byoung Jun Lee

Management Committee

Established to enhance the efficient management of the Board of Directors,
it is entrusted by the board to decide on matters related to the company’s overall business management,
financial management, and major issues, except for items decided on by the board pursuant to the relevant laws and articles of association.

Member
Director Yun Tae Lee
Member
Director Kang Heon Hur
Member
Director Byoung Jun Lee

Compensation Committee

It designs, operates, as well as decides the pay and other matters related to the achievement compensation system for managers.

Member
Director Tae Kyun Kwon
Member
Director Yong Kyun Kim
Member
Director Byoung Jun Lee

Info on Corporate Governance

Evaluation Grade of Samsung Electro-Mechanic’s Corporate Governance Model Corporate Governance Standards (CGS) Download

Year 2015 2016 2017
Grade A A+ A+

Source: Corporate Governance Service

Recommendations under Model Standards

Recommendations under Model Standards Acceptance Note
Adoption of corporate governnance charter O  
Adoption of ethics regulation for executives O  
Adoption of concentrated vote system and public notification of such adoption O Announcement through the home page
Board of Directors composition (more than half held by external directors) O 3 internal directors, 4 external directors
Separation of the representing director and chairperson of board of directors, or appointment of senior external director O  
Announcement of board of directors activities, attendance, and consent/dissent to major agendas O  
Establishment of director recommendation committee O 2 internal directors, 3 external directors
Establishment of compensation committee O  
Establishment of audit committee (all external directors) O 3 external directors
Adoption of regulations on the roles and operation of board of directors and committees O  
Damage compensation liability insurace for directors at the company’s expense O  
Evaluation of board of directors activities Χ  
Maintenance of independent status of external directors O  
Certification of accuracy and completeness of financial reports by the representing director and financial personnel O  
Explanation on the differences with Model Corporate Governance Standards O  
Announcement (in Korean and English) of audit reports and other crucial notices O  

Business Management Structure Charter

The first chapter General Rules

Article 1 (enterprise structure basic spirit of Samsung Electro-Mechanics)

Samsung Electro-Mechanics intends world top enterprise which contribute to human society inventing the best product and service with competent person and a technology under fair and transparent business management.All we wish to establish as standard of our action and value-judgement enacting『 Samsung Electro-Mechanics corporate governance improvement constitution 』 as following by belief that can be world top enterprise respected and trusted in international community when try to one direction for new technology development and realization of top quality based on wholesome corporate governance and clean corporate culture,

The second chapter Customer

Article 2 (justice of customer)

We define everyone related Samsung Electro-Mechanics, employeeㆍcooperation companyㆍrival companyㆍstockholderㆍbuyerㆍetc... as our customer.

Article 3 (pursuit of customer satisfaction)

We make customer satisfaction as primary value, and seek common prosperity with mutual trust and respect as companion of new value creation with customer.

The third chapter Stockholder

Article 4 (stockholder's right)

Stockholder must be able to be offered necessary information suitable to exercise all of own rights and exercise with appropriate and reasonable method.
- The right of self benefit, the right to participate of profit sharing
- The right of public benefit, attending general meeting of stockholders and voting right
- The right to be offered suitable and important information by regular and easy method

Article 6 (stockholder's liability)

Stockholder recognizes importance of own voting right and exercise voting right toward direction for development and profit of enterprise. In case give damage by counteraction, stockholders must take responsibility that is suitable accordingly

Article 7 (stockholder's fair treatment)

Stockholder has 1 voting right every a common stock, and the essential right must not be infringed except special occasion and special stockholder in law. Also, stockholder should be protected from other stockholder's unfair transaction (unfair insider trading, self-dealing etc..)

Article 8 (company's liability about stockholder)

As creating stable profit through strong business management, so that can protect stockholder's investment benefit and construct mutual trust with stockholder, company respects stockholder's right to know and right request, proposal, official resolution and opens to the public actively management substance, business activity circumstance according to related laws. Also, the company does not offer information that affects management to some specified stockholders, and does not deal securities such as buying and selling of stocks using information acquired officially inside or of other companies.

The fourth chapter board of directors

Article 9 (board of directors)

Board of directors has comprehensive right as an institution which is responsible for substantial management, and decides effective managerial policy for the profit of company and stockholder and achieve function of following management decision-making and management supervision.
- Strategy and target establishment about management
- Estimation for supervison and achievement on management
- Estimation and approval for important management decision-making such as business plan, budget etc...
- Deliberation, examination, and approval of company's basic policy
- Selection and estimation, compensation of CEO
- Deliberation and decision of director such as selection of chairman of the board of directors.
- Approval for alteration of management purpose
- Important fluctuating item supervision such as main capital expenditure and merger
- Supervision, examination, approval about accounting and main business action
- Supervision of regulation observance such as statute, bylaws, moral principle regulation

Article 10 (director's qualification)

A director as a meber of board of directors who take the responsibility for company's management must equip exemplary moral principle and occupational consciousness, and professionalism and must equip reasonable judgment and driving force, wisdom, honesty and service.
Also, a director must be able to medicate enough time and speak for long-term profit of stockholder in own job achievement.

Article 11 (director's duty and responsibility)

A director should be faithful for enterprise and stockholder profit according to duty of carefulness and faithfulness of good administrator and should face in the job sincerely and should not leak information that is gotten outside or not use for individual's profit.
Also, a director is liable for damage on company in case a director violates statute or articles of association or it takes liabilities for damages on company in case there is heavy mistake or malice to a director.
For the sake of faithful and careful activity of directors, attendance of the board of directors' meeting, major career and concurrent job of each director should be made public in an appropriate way.
But, director's management judgment by proper formality and sincere and reasonable judgment should be respected and in order to secure effectiveness of responsibility inquiry about a director and recruit able person, joins to insurance of compensation for damages.

Article 12 (estimation and compensation for directors)

Business action of the management and external director, board of directors should be estimated fairly and the results are reflected reasonably and properly. Especially, the compensation of director is decided by director compensation committee within scope approved in general meeting of stockholders.

Article 13 (recommendation and selection of external directors)

External directors must be recommended fairly and for this, keeps recommendation committee of external director candidate and recommends new external director. Recommended director candidate is assigned in general meeting of stockholders. A director that equips professionalism should contribute to management and assigned director's tenure should be respected.

A person that corresponds to essential factor that decided in statute (16③ of stock exchange act 191, 5④9 of 54, the same law 6③3 of 37) can not be assigned and except, can not be assigned as external director that has following important matter.
- Former employee who 5 years are not passed since retire
- Person in special relationship with company, C.E.O. or largest stockholder
- Employee of company of which officer is external director
- Accounting firm's employee who take charge of company's audit business, person who 5 years are not passed since retire

Article 14 (Rights and duties of external directors)

External director must be able to take part in decision-making of company independently and supervise and support the management as a member who composes board of directors. For this, external director can require enough information and human·physical support to company, and the company answers faithfully to this.
Also, external director must medicate enough time for job achievement and is bound to participate board of directors and should take part in board of directors after examine related data faithfully before participation.

Article 15 (committee)

The company increases professionalism and efficiency of business achievement and solidifies independence that keeps following standing, emergency New Year committee.
-Standing committee : executive committee, committee of audit, recommendation committee of external directors candidate
-Emergency New Year committee : director compensation committee, the investment deliberation committee etc..

Committee's composition and operation are clarified to articles of association and regulation and in accordance with the regulation, compose and operates the committee. Committee's determination for mandatory item has an equal effect with board of directors, and the committee must report result to board of directors.

(The fifth chapter audit organization)

Article 16 (inside audit organization)

Audit committee is established by determination of board of directors and composed by all external directors of board of directors in order to achieve audit business sincerely in independent way from management and controlling stockholder.
Also, members of audit committee must be able to approach necessary information freely and it is necessary that they be consulted by external specialist and the company should answer faithfully on this request.
Audit committee reports item, main activity particulars and result about belonging member's career to general meeting of stockholders and CEO must publish this through annual report.

Article 17 (assignment of outside auditor)

Outside auditor should be assigned as a person who is able to audit accounting information of company fairly and effectively. Audit committee of company must assign relevant accounting firm with applying this standard and report the truth in annual meeting of shareholders.

Article 18 (responsibilities and duties of outside auditor)

Outside auditor must achieve audit business fairly in dependent way from management, company and largest shareholder so that accounting information of company could be delivered fairly and trusted.
Outside auditor has responsibility to indemnify damage which caused by own carelessness or poor audit by deliberation, and damage of information user caused from it. Also, outside auditor should identify whether there is arranged information or not among information particularly published with financial statement that was audited.

The sixth chapter accounting data processing and management watch

Article 19 (standard of accounting process)

Processing and reporting of accounting data is observed by internal accounting regulation or international accounting standards and in case of relating foreign countries, is observed by accounting regulation of each countries or international accounting standards.

Article 20 (management watch participation of the persons concerned)

Employee's management participation form and the level should be decided as a level that the company can keep and develop sound activity.
Also, the persons concerned can require information that is necessary for own right protection in accordance with related statute and the company should answer faithfully on this request within scope that permitted by statue.

Article 21 (management watch by market)

Company makes out information connected with contents of company so that is easy to know and should publish to whom it may concern such as investor, stockholder, the persons concerned quicklyㆍexactly, and cooperate so that whom it may concern use inexpensively.
Also company prepares information conveyance system with designating a person in charge of public announcement so that important information of company can be delivered to a person in charge quickly and exactly.
Company should open to stockholders immediately about issues that was decided in decision-making organization including board of directors as guidance enterprise of corporate governance, and be faithful to decision-making, making use of professional advisor on items that is expected not only profit of company but also disadvantage to the persons concerned.

The seventh chapter the persons concerned

Article 22 (right protection of the persons concerned)

The company must protect right of the persons concerned by statute and contract, and relevant stakeholder protects own rights and must possess suitable means that can be exterminated infringement of their rights.

Article 23 (right protection of creditor and employee)

The company observes protection procedure of creditor on matters which have significant influence on creditor's status such as merger, reduction of capital. Also, the company informs to relevant creditor in advance about items to influence creditor such as possibility of bond retrieve, bond order of creditor, etc...
Also, the company observes statue of labor relations including labor three laws and efforts for improvement of labor conditions.

(An additional law)
1. This regulations enforce from February 28, 2001.
2. This regulations enforce revision from February 28, 2003.