[NXNA] Nexon America Executive Shake Up
New staffing and an internal promotion has shaken up Nexon America’s executive team.
Makoto Iwai, industry veteran of over 20 years and former label president of Namco Bandai Games, has joined Nexon America as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Iwai will handle much of the day-to-day corporate strategy for the American market. His post at Nexon is just the latest in a long career which has spanned from Namco Bandai to Sony and to multiple countries around the globe. I find it exciting that this position is going to someone known for his experience with console games.
Eundo Chae transfers to Nexon America from Nexon Korea as Vice President of Live Game Production. Chae will handle live game production at Nexon America after over 10 years working in the Nexon Group, helping to build a “robust game portfolio”.
Referred to by many as “the man who brought MapleStory to America”, Nexon America co-founder Min Kim has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Live Games. He will oversee all live game operations, marketing, public relations and community for Nexon America. After helping to found Nexon America and helping to open the Global service of MapleStory, Kim has previously in recent years served as Nexon America’s Vice President of Marketing (and I think he did a magnificent job here) and more recently as Head of Live Games.
Nexon America’s CEO has been Daniel Kim since 2009.
I assume that these new additions to the executives will join the previous executive team to continue to build Nexon’s presence in North America.