Ex-U.S. Ambassador Gets Cushy Samsung Job

      February 11, 2022 12:11

      Mark Lippert

      Ex-U.S. ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert will be hired as vice president at Samsung Electronics for public relations in North America.

      Lippert, who was never a career diplomat, is currently Asia Pacific policy chief at YouTube. He served as U.S. ambassador to Seoul from 2014 to 2017, where he fell victim to a knife attack by an extremist.

      He speaks some Korean and gave both his children who were born here Korean names.

      Negotiations are in the final stages.

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