LINE Adopts In-house Company System and Announces New Executive Structure

2019.02.01 Corporate Announcement

TOKYO – February 1, 2019 – LINE Corporation (“LINE”) announces the introduction of an "in-house company system" that commences from today, and its new executive structure reflecting the appointment of executive officers as of January 1, 2019.

 

Introduction of the In-house Company System

At LINE, the in-house company system commences today with an aim to drive business growth and expansion by enhancing operational efficiency and accelerating decision-making processes. Under this scheme, in-house companies are formed within LINE and have their own CEO. Furthermore, each company is delegated authority from the respective LINE director to make business decisions for the organization, such as resource allocation, and hiring of new personnel. Please refer to the following charts for more information about the companies, the CEOs and the overall structure within LINE.

 

Companies and CEOs in LINE Corporation 

 Company Name CEO  Business
 Digital Contents  Takeshi Idezawa   LINE GAME, LINE Manga, etc.
 Marketing Solution Takeshi Idezawa  Advertisements, B2B, HR (LINE Part Time Jobs and LINE Careers), etc.
 Entertainment Jun Masuda  LINE MUSIC, LINE RECORDS, LINE LIVE, LINE TICKET, content investment, etc.
 AI Jun Masuda  Clova, Clova B2B, dApps, one-to-one consultation service, LINE Health Care, Gatebox, myBridge, etc.
 Portal Takeshi Shimamura  LINE NEWS, LINE BLOG, livedoor, NAVER Matome, LINE GIFT, etc.
 O2O Hideo Fujii  LINE Shopping, LINE Delima, LINE Travel, etc.
 Fintech Youngsu Ko  LINE Pay, LINE Wallet (Coupons and My Card), LINE Kakeibo, blockchain/LINK, etc.
 Financial Tetsuhiko Saito  Preparations for bank establishment, LINE Credit, LINE Insurance, LINE Smart Invest, LINE Securities, etc.

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Appointment of Executive Officers

New Executive Structure (effective as of January 1, 2019) 

 

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Current

Representative Director and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

Takeshi Idezawa

 

Current

Director and CSO (Chief Service Officer)

Jungho Shin

 

Current

Director and CSMO (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer)

Jun Masuda

 

Current

Director and CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

In Joon Hwang

 

Current

Senior Executive Officer and CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

Euivin Park

 

Current

Senior Executive Officer

Youngsu Ko

Oversight of FinTech business

Current

Senior Executive Officer

Takeshi Shimamura

Oversight of portal and media businesses

Current

Senior Executive Officer

Seokho Yang

Oversight of LINE Platform development

Current

Senior Executive Officer

Tomohiro Ikebe

Oversight of LINE Family apps development

New

Senior Executive Officer

Ayumi Inagaki

Oversight of LINE Platform planning

Current

Executive Officer

Daeseok Kim

Oversight of UI design and BX

Current

Executive Officer

Hideo Fujii

Oversight of O2O and commerce businesses

Current

Executive Officer and CPO/CISO/DPO

(Chief Privacy Officer/Chief Information Security Officer/Data Protection Officer) 

Takeshi Nakayama

 

Current

Executive Officer

Hiroshi Mori

Entertainment and ticket businesses

Current

Executive Officer

Minako Koga

Corporate business clients

Current

Executive Officer

Shinichiro Muroyama

Business strategy

Current

Executive Officer

Younghee Park

Oversight of service infrastructure

Current

Executive Officer

Mangi Leem

Security

Current

Executive Officer

Shoji Yasuoka

Corporate planning

Current

Executive Officer

Kiyotaka Eguchi

Public policy and CSR 

Current

Executive Officer

Kokan Ki

Finance and accounting

Current

Executive Officer

Noritaka Ochiai

  Oversight of HR and general affairs

Current

Executive Officer

Katsuhito Izuhara

Internal audit

New

Executive Officer

Yuki Ikehata

Ads business

New

Executive Officer

Kazutaka Irie

Planning for LINE app

New

Executive Officer

Kyoji Ueda

News business

New

Executive Officer

Maya Okui

Game business

New

Executive Officer

Shohei Niki

Business platform planning

New

Executive Officer

Satoshi Yano

Corporate development and investor relations

New

Executive Officer

Naotomo Watanabe

Sticker business

New

Executive Officer

Hidekazu Ikeda

Financial services development

New

Executive Officer

Hideyuki Kakiuchi

Account platform development

New

Executive Officer

Hideto Katano

Oversight of Enterprise IT and Growth development

New

Executive Officer

Minsu Choi

LINE Platform development

New

Fellow

Jun Namikawa

Development of machine learning infrastructure

 

Under this new structure, LINE will further strive to achieve its corporate mission of "Closing the Distance."