January 7, 2021: Israel-headquartered smart energy firm SolarEdge has hired She-Woong Jeong as CEO of its battery subsidiary Kokam, as well as appointing Yogev Barak as chief marketing officer of SolarEdge, the company said on December 23.
Described by SolarEdge as an ‘industry veteran’, Jeong has joined the firm from Samsung Electronics, where he was appointed general manager and executive vice president for Automotive Batteries and ESS in 2014.
He had worked for Samsung in various positions for two decades, after nine months at Motorola at the beginning of his career.
In September Kokam launched a UPS battery system for mission-critical facilities. It makes batteries and energy storage systems for applications in sectors including aerospace, grid storage, industrial and electric vehicles.
Yogev Barak has worked in international marketing and B2B product management for a quarter of a century, most recently at HP Indigo, where he was head of strategy, marketing, products and business management.
He worked for HP Indigo for 14 years and before that spent 13 years in a variety of jobs with Applied Materials.