Announcement of Newly Appointed Directors

2021.10.01 Corporate

TOKYO – October 1, 2021 – LINE Corporation ("LINE") announces three new directors who will assume their roles as of today, after being nominated at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on September 30.

 

Under its corporate mission of "Closing the Distance," LINE has developed a wide range of services and businesses to bring people around the world closer to each other, information, and services. As the company celebrates the LINE app's tenth anniversary this year, it has established this new structure to promote the expansion of its businesses for the next ten years, based on strengthened governance.

 

 

1. Newly appointed directors (as of October 1, 2021)

Euivin Park, Director

Youngsu Ko, Director

Takeshi Shimamura, Director

 

2. Structure after appointment of directors

Takeshi Idezawa, CEO and President

Jungho Shin, Co-CEO and CWO

Jun Masuda, CSMO and Director

In Joon Hwang, CFO and Director

Euivin Park, CTO and Director

Youngsu Ko, Director

Takeshi Shimamura, Director

 

3. Profile of newly appointed directors

 

(1) Euivin Park

CTO and Director of LINE Corporation

 

Professional background

Jan. 2002  Joined Neowiz Games Corporation

Jun. 2005  Joined 1noon Co., Ltd. (Now NAVER Corporation)

Oct. 2007  Joined NHN Japan Corporation

Nov. 2007  Transferred to NAVER Japan Corporation upon establishment of the company

Dec. 2011  Appointed Executive Officer of NHN Japan Corporation

Apr. 2013  Appointed Executive Officer of LINE Corporation

Apr. 2014  Appointed CTO and Senior Executive Officer of LINE Corporation

Dec. 2018  Appointed Head of Data Management Department of LINE Corporation

Mar. 2019  Appointed Head of Data Science and Engineering Center of LINE Corporation

Mar. 2019  Appointed Head of Game Platform Development Department of LINE Corporation

Mar. 2021  Appointed Co-GCTO and Managing Executive Officer of Z Holdings Corporation (current)

Oct. 2021  Appointed CTO and Director of LINE Corporation (current)

 

(2) Youngsu Ko

LINE App Products/Fintech CPO and Director of LINE Corporation

 

Professional background
Nov. 2002  Joined NeoWiz Games Corporation

Jun. 2006  Joined NHN Corporation

Mar. 2013  Joined LINE Plus Corporation

Sep. 2014  Appointed CEO of LINE Biz Plus Corporation*

Mar. 2015  Appointed Director of LINE Pay Taiwan Limited (current)

Mar. 2017  Joined LINE Corporation

Dec. 2017  Appointed CEO and President of LINE Pay Corporation 

Mar. 2018  Appointed Representative Director of LINE Financial Plus Corporation (current)

Mar. 2020  Appointed CPO and Director of LINE Pay Corporation (current)

Mar. 2020  Appointed Fintech CPO and Senior Executive Officer of LINE Corporation

Mar. 2020  Appointed CPO and Director of LINE Financial Corporation (current)

Mar. 2020  Appointed Director of LINE Bank Taiwan Limited (current)

Feb. 2021  Appointed Director of LINE Bank Preparatory Company (current)

Sep. 2021  Appointed LINE App Products/Fintech CPO and Senior Executive Officer of LINE Corporation

Oct. 2021  Appointed Director of LINE Corporation (current)

*11AM on October 5, 2021: Deleted "(current)"

 

(3) Takeshi Shimamura

Company CEO of Portal Company and Director of LINE Corporation

 

Professional background

Jul. 2004  Joined NHN Japan Corporation 

Nov. 2007  Appointed Head of Business Promotion for search business in Japan upon establishment of NAVER Japan Corporation 

Jan. 2012  Appointed Executive Officer of NHN Japan Corporation 

Apr. 2013  Appointed Executive Officer of LINE Corporation, responsible for media services  

Apr. 2014  Appointed Senior Executive Officer of LINE Corporation 

Nov. 2017  Appointed Representative Director and CEO of Next Library Corporation (dual role)

Feb. 2019  Appointed Company CEO of LINE Corporation's Portal Company 

Oct. 2021  Appointed Director of LINE Corporation (current)