SEOUL, June 1, 2006 - International Cyber Marketing - global organizer of the world's largest video game festival, the World Cyber Games - today announced the appointment of Mr. Hyoung-Seok Kim, former head of Audio / Video Business Marketing Group at Samsung Electronics, as president and CEO of ICM.
Mr. Hyoung-Seok Kim brings 22 years of experience to ICM, having most recently served as the delegate of telecommunications in the business division of Samsung Electronics Australia. Previously he was the head of the marketing group for the computer business division and of the mp3 marketing group for the A/V business division.
Mr. Kim is a veteran in global marketing and sales. He was responsible for winning the CDMA project for Hutchison Telecommunication that was worth $300 million, as well as creating and leading outstanding marketing activities at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Additionally, Mr. Kim has successfully developed 14 new markets for Samsung's laptop computers.
"I am thrilled and honored to join ICM because of all the successes that they have achieved in the last seven years in organizing world-class e-Sports events," said Mr. Kim. "E-Sports has the potential to become the leading industry among digital entertainment in the 21st century and I am very pleased to be a part of leading the company in this new emerging market. I hope my knowledge and experience can propel the growth of the World Cyber Games to the next level."
The inauguration of Mr. Kim will be held the same day that he is officially appointed as new CEO in the provisional meeting of stakeholders.
About the World Cyber Games
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an annual global game culture festival that was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports. With the slogan "Beyond the Game," the World Cyber Games has truly developed into a global game phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture." The 2006 WCG Grand Final will be held on October 18-22, 2006 in Monza, Italy. More information at: www.worldcybergames.com.
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