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Songyee Yoon

Dr. Songyee Yoon is the CEO of NCSOFT West and the Global CSO of NCSOFT, responsible for managing the organization and planning the company’s globalization strategy. NCSOFT (KRX 036570) is one of the most successful online game company globally, which started developing and servicing network based multiplayer games 20 years ago. She has been instrumental in the launch of many of NCSOFT’s titles in the US and Europe, and in moving the company toward new initiatives, including the development of the mobile studio in San Mateo and research into new technologies such as AI. A graduate of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and PhD recipient from MIT in Computational Neuroscience based on her research at the MIT Media Lab, Dr. Yoon started her career at McKinsey & Company. From there, she held various roles including Vice President of Communication Intelligence at SK Telecom before joining NCSOFT in 2008, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology for the president of Korea, and a board member of MIT Corporation. She serves on the advisory board of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. As a chairperson of NCSOFT Culture Foundation, she actively engages herself in various philanthropic initiatives including main sponsor for Special Olympics, collaboration with UN Food Program and UNHCR. She has been recognized by various organizations for her leadership throughout the years including being named to the Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum and Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch in 2004.