Mr. Hyoung-Seok Kim is now heading up the World Cyber Games, which open this week. Why the switch so late (or early) in the game? I'm not sure. Maybe they wanted somebody new to market the WCG. Perhaps there was a giant snafu with public relations. Anyhow, he's experienced and he knows what he's doing. Vote for Kim!
International Cyber Marketing Appoints Hyoung-seok Kim as New CEO
SEOUL, June 1, 2006 - International Cyber Marketing - global organizer of
the world's largest video game festival, the World Cyber Games - today
announced the appointment of Mr. Hyoung-Seok Kim, former head of Audio /
Video Business Marketing Group at Samsung Electronics, as president and CEO
Mr. Hyoung-Seok Kim brings 22 years of experience to ICM, having most
recently served as the delegate of telecommunications in the business
division of Samsung Electronics Australia. Previously he was the head of
the marketing group for the computer business division and of the mp3
marketing group for the A/V business division.
Mr. Kim is a veteran in global marketing and sales. He was responsible for
winning the CDMA project for Hutchison Telecommunication that was worth $300
million, as well as creating and leading outstanding marketing activities at
the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Additionally, Mr. Kim has successfully
developed 14 new markets for Samsung's laptop computers.
"I am thrilled and honored to join ICM because of all the successes that
they have achieved in the last seven years in organizing world-class
e-Sports events," said Mr. Kim. "E-Sports has the potential to become the
leading industry among digital entertainment in the 21st century and I am
very pleased to be a part of leading the company in this new emerging
market. I hope my knowledge and experience can propel the growth of the
World Cyber Games to the next level."
The inauguration of Mr. Kim will be held the same day that he is officially
appointed as new CEO in the provisional meeting of stakeholders.
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About the World Cyber Games
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an annual global game culture festival that
was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports. With the
slogan "Beyond the Game," the World Cyber Games has truly developed into a
global game phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The
World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment
Culture." The 2006 WCG Grand Final will be held on October 18-22, 2006 in
Monza, Italy. More information at: www.worldcybergames.com