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Board

Kakao aims to maximize corporate values and shareholders’ interest
through corporate management transparency.

Within the board are three sub-committees (Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee). The chairmanship of the board is reserved for an independent director in a bid to enhance the corporate management transparency and ensure a maximum increase in corporate values and shareholders’ interest.

Inside director

Inside director
Name / Board Position Job Title Professional & Educational Background Terms
Brian Kim
Chairman of the Board of Directors Member of Nominating Committee Member of Compensation Committee
- Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University
- Samsung SDS
- Founded Hangame Communications Inc.
- Co-CEO, Naver.com
- CO-CEO, NHN Corporation
- CEO, NHN Corporation
- CEO, NHN USA, Inc.
- Non-executive director, NHN Corporation
- Chairman of BOD, Kakao
March 17, 2017 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Mason Yeo
CEO
- MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Director of NHN eBiz
- Managing Director, Global Marketing, LG Electronics
- Executive Vice President of Kakao Advertising
March 16, 2018 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Sean Joh
CEO
- Master of Industrial Design at Seoul National University
- Director of NHN Marketing& Design Division
- CEO, JOH
- Executive Vice President of Kakao Brand Design and Head of Kakao Community Brand Center
March 16, 2018 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Independent
director

Independent
director
Name / Board Position Job Title Professional & Educational Background Terms
Minsick Cho
Chairman of Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee Member of Nominating Committee
- Master of Business Management, Seoul National University
- Certified Public Accountant
- Head of Financial Advisory Services, Samjong KPMG
March 26, 2019 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
JaeHong Choi
Chairman of Nominating Committee Member of Audit Committee
- Master of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang Graduate School
- Professor, Dept. of Computer Science Engineering, Gangneung-Wonju National University
March 26, 2019 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Piao Yanli
- Major in Economic Laws at Hei Long Jiang University
- Vice President of Tencent Games
March 26, 2019 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
KyuJin Cho
Member of Audit Committee
- Ph.D of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
- MIT(Post-Doc.)
- Harvard Microrobotics Lab(Post-Doc.)
- Professor, Seoul National University
- Professor, Department of Mechanical&Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
March 26, 2019 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
KyooCheol Rhee
- Bachelor of Economics at Yale University
- MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
- Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank
- Partner of Affinity Equity Partners
March 26, 2019 – 2020 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders