Nexon announced today that its North American subsidiary, Nexon America, will have a new CEO. The free-to-play company best known for Maple Story will be replacing CEO Daniel Kim with Min Kim. Min Kim will take over September 1, while Daniel Kim will return to the company's headquarters in Seoul to take on a new role. Min Kim is no stranger to North America - he helped oversee the establishment of Nexon America in 2005, and helped launch the role-playing game MapleStory here.
"We have been discussing this transition with him for some time and Daniel decided he was ready to move back to his home in Seoul to be with his family and contribute to Nexon's growth in new ways," Min Kim told Polygon. "After more than three years of commuting from Seoul, where his wife and children live, Daniel was ready to relocate back to his home. I'm extremely grateful that the board has selected me to follow in Daniels footsteps and take Nexon America forward."
He goes on to say that Daniel's new role has not been finalized yet.