Samsung America hires executives from BlackBerry, Disney and Nokia

Samsung Telecommunications America on Tuesday said it hired senior executives from BlackBerry, Disney and Nokia Networks to step up its enterprise and mobile networks business.

The Korean company has hired Robin Bienfait from BlackBerry as executive vice president and chief enterprise innovation officer of Global Enterprise Services.

John Pleasants from Disney Interactive Media Group will join Samsung Telecommunications America as executive vice president of Samsung Media Solutions Center America (MSCA).

Mark Louison, who earlier worked with Nokia, Nokia Networks and The Boston Consulting Group, has joined as senior vice president of Wireless Network Systems of Samsung.


Bienfait, who most recently served as chief information officer for BlackBerry, will be responsible to build partnerships with large global customers and scale Samsung’s enterprise solutions and services.

Bienfait will work with Tod Pike, who leads the Enterprise Business Division at Samsung Electronics America and Tim Wagner, who leads the Enterprise Business Unit at Samsung Mobile USA.

Pleasants, who most recently serving as co-president of Disney Interactive Media Group, will lead Samsung’s U.S. content and services strategy with a focus on strengthening and expanding the current offerings.

Louison will be responsible for managing existing customer relationships and developing new business opportunities to increase market share within the U.S. wireless networks industry.