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Nexon promotes Kim to US CEO

Korean boss moves to North America as online firm grows

Online games publisher Nexon has promoted Daniel S. Kim to chief executive officer of Nexon America.

Last month the publisher revealed that its title Combat Arms had passed the 2 million users mark, four months after launch.

"The growth of free-to-play gaming in North America is hitting its stride and Daniel is an ideal candidate to lead Nexon America in a competitive marketplace," offered S.W. Choi, global chief executive officer for Nexon Group.

"He is a proven leader in our company, and understands how Nexon can effectively grow as a brand and a business in North America."

Prior to his move to the US, Kim was VP of global content for Nexon in Korea

"Nexon emerged as an innovator in the gaming industry by mapping its own direction, and I believe in maintaining this spirit as CEO," said Kim.

"There's great potential in this company, and what we can deliver to the entertainment marketplace in North America. Nexon pioneered the free-to-play model in North America, and I’m thrilled to join Nexon America to continue to lead the market with more high quality, live gaming experiences for our users."

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.