NETMARBLE TO APPOINT SEUNGWON LEE AS NEW CO-CEO
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JANUARY 14, 2020 – Netmarble Corp., a worldwide leader in mobile games, announced today that it has nominated Seungwon Lee, currently the Chief Global Officer, as the new co-CEO of the company. He will officially be appointed by the board of directors on February of 2020.
Based on the nomination, Lee and the incumbent CEO, Young-sig Kwon, will be co-CEO’s leading the company. Kwon will focus primarily on Netmarble’s game business, and Lee will head the company’s overall management and global operations.
Lee’s new appointment as co-CEO comes as the company continues to strengthen its competitiveness within its core games business and further expand its global operations.
Lee, a graduate of Seoul National University and a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD, previously served as Head of Korea Marketing for Yahoo from 2005 to 2006. Since 2007, he served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Netmarble Games (formerly CJ Internet) and as Senior Vice President of Global Strategy at Netmarble Games (formerly CJ ENM Game Division). As Chief Global Officer, Lee has been leading Netmarble’s overall global business since 2014, contributing to Netmarble’s successful expansion to global market.
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Netmarble Corporation strives to entertain audiences of all ages around the world by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is one of the fastest-growing mobile game companies and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. With more than 6,000 employees, Netmarble has been producing and servicing some of the most successful mobile games including Lineage 2: Revolution, Blade & Soul Revolution, MARVEL Future Fight, BTS WORLD, Everybody’s Marble, and Seven Knights. As a parent company to Kabam, a top mobile game developer in massively multiplayer free-to-play games, the largest shareholder to Jam City, a leading casual social game developer and a major shareholder of BigHit Entertainment, a music production and artist management company, Netmarble has a strategic partnership with CJ ENM Corporation, Asia’s largest entertainment company, Tencent Holdings, Asia’s largest internet company, and NCsoft, a prominent MMORPG company. More information can be found at http://company.netmarble.com