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Kakao co-CEO Yeo wins another 4-year term

All News 14:48 November 25, 2021

By Kim Han-joo

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Yonhap) -- Kakao Corp. said Thursday co-CEO Yeo Min-soo has been named to lead the operator of South Korea's top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, for another four years.

Kakao said its board of directors also selected Ryu Young-joon, who has served as the chief of Kakao's payment arm, Kakao Pay, as a new co-CEO of Kakao.

Yeo, who has been leading Kakao since March 2018, will begin a second four-year term as a co-CEO with Ryu at a board meeting slated for March.

"I will faithfully serve my role in this journey on the belief that Kakao will responsibly keep the promises it has made to society," Yeo was quoted by Kakao as saying.

Ryu, who joined Kakao in 2011, successfully led the initial public offering of Kakao Pay.

"I will try my best so that Kakao keeps its vision that technology and humans can make the world a better place," Ryu said, according to the company.

The other current co-CEO Joh Su-yong decided not to seek another term.

This photo, provided by Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea's top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, on Nov. 25, 2021, shows its new co-CEOs -- Ryu Young-joon (L) and Yeo Min-soo. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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