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Apple picks Samsung SDI exec for batteries post

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Soonho Ahn

Apple has appointed a former top executive of Korean battery giant Samsung SDI as its global head of battery development.

Soonho Ahn (pictured), who was senior vice-president of next generation batteries and materials innovation at Samsung SDI until last month, confirmed his new appointment on his LinkedIn profile.

Ahn joined Samsung SDI in 2016 when he was put in charge of lithium-ion cell and pack developments for the company. He is also a former director of batteries R&D for LG Chem.

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