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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
- (Current) Chairman of BOD, Kakao
March 25, 2020 – 2023 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
- (Current) Co-CEO, Kakao
March 25, 2020 – 2022 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
- (Current) Co-CEO, Kakao
March 25, 2020 – 2022 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Independent
director

Independent
director
Name / Board Position Job Title Professional & Educational Background Terms
KyuJin Cho
Chairman of Compensation Committee Member of Audit Committee Member of Directors Nominating Committee
- Ph.D of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
- MIT(Post-Doc.)
- Harvard Microrobotics Lab(Post-Doc.)
- (Current) Professor, Seoul National University
- (Current) Professor, Department of Mechanical&Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University

March 25, 2020 – 2021 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Seok Yun
Chairman of Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee
- Bachelor degree of Business Management, Yonsei University
- MBA at NYU
- Managing director, head of equity research, Credit Suisse (Korea)
- Managing director, head of wholesale business/head of research center, Samsung Securities
- CIO (Executive Vice President), Samsung Asset Management
- CEO, Samsung Active Asset Management
- Adviser, Samsung Active Asset Management
- (Current) CEO, Yun & Co
March 25, 2020 – 2021 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Sejung Choi
Chairman of Directors Nominating Committee Member of Audit Committee
- Ph.D. in Mass Media (Advertising), Michigan State University
- Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin
- Vice President, Korea Advertising Society
- Outside director, JTBC Mediacom
- (Current) Professor, School of Media and Communication, Korea University
- (Current) President, Korea Media Management Association
- (Current) Editor-in-chief, The Korean Journal of Advertising and Public Relations
March 25, 2020 – 2021 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Saerom Park
- Doctor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University
- Researcher, Industrial and Mathematical Date Analytics Research Center, Seoul National University
- (Current) Assistant Professor of Department of Convergence Security Engineering, Sungshin Women's University
March 25, 2020 – 2021 Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders