09-08-2011 18:38
Yahoo Korea appoints new CEO


Lee Kyung-han
Yahoo has appointed Lee Kyung-han as managing director of Yahoo Korea and Overture Korea to succeed former CEO Kim Dae-seon who resigned last month.

Lee graduated from Seoul National University majoring in mathematics education, and earned an MBA from the University of Southern California. He started his career at IBM Korea as a system engineer from 1983, and worked for Samsung SDS, and served as CEO of Bayconsulting until 2002 when he joined Yahoo Korea.

At Yahoo, he headed the sales and marketing divisions, helping extend partnerships with major search advertising partners. Later he served as vice president of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, responsible for software technologies from 2006 to 2010.

¡°Lee¡¯s extensive experience in not only IT consulting, sales and marketing but also digital media content makes him the right man for Yahoo in continuing its vision of becoming the premier digital media company,¡± said Rose Tsou, senior vice president of Yahoo¡¯s Asia Pacific region.

¡°I am excited to be returning to Yahoo Korea and Overture Korea and I also recognize the relevance and compelling services that both operations bring to users and advertisers,¡± Lee said.

¡°I will be dedicated to helping Yahoo Korea and Overture Korea continually delivers its great services and vision as the premier digital media company in the Korean Internet market.¡±