In an announcement made to the press, Nexon America has revealed that they have appointed a new CEO, Min Kim. Min Kim will be replacing former CEO Daniel Kim as head of the American division, and be overseeing all of the companies operations. Daniel Kim will be rejoining the companies operations in Seoul, and Nexon took the time to thank him for his time as CEO of the American division.
“We thank Daniel for his many contributions and leadership in North America, and look forward to leveraging his talents in Korea to help continue to grow Nexon’s business,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and CEO of Nexon. “Looking ahead, Nexon is extremely well-positioned to capture the growth opportunities in North America enabled by the ongoing proliferation of high-speed broadband and the increasing popularity of the free-to-play business model. Min has been with Nexon America from the beginning and brings exceptional expertise, industry depth and leadership to this role. He is the right person to lead Nexon America forward.”
Before taking over as CEO, Min Kim served as the Senior Vice President of Live Games for Nexon America, so the transition should be smooth considering his wealth of experience. He is partly responsible for the launching of Maplestory in North America which is considered one of the first successful micro-transaction funded games.
Min Kim took time to speak about his new opportunity as CEO.
“I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to lead Nexon America,” said Kim. “I look forward to working with our talented team to bring exciting and engaging game experiences to our players, and to drive Nexon’s growth in this large and important region.”
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