Dr. Songyee Yoon

CEO,
NCSOFT

Dr. Songyee Yoon

CEO,
NCSOFT

Biography

President of NCSOFT, responsible for managing the organization and planning the company’s globalization strategy. NCSOFT is one of the most successful online game company globally, which started developing and servicing network based online multiplayer games in 1997. Her early work focused on MLNN in medical imaging applications. As a VP of Communication Intelligence at SK Telecom, Songyee lead its development and deployment of mobile communication platform for adaptive and personalized delivery of data services. She is a PhD recipient from MIT in Computational Neuroscience based on her research at the MIT Media Lab and a founding member of Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament. She served on the Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology for the 16th president of South Korea and taught Media and Entertainment Business Strategy at Yonsei University in Seoul. She currently serves on the advisory board of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Center for Asia Pacific Policy at RAND and MIT Corporation. As a chairperson of NCSOFT Culture Foundation, she actively engages herself in various philanthropic initiatives including sponsoring Special Olympics players, collaboration with UN Food Program and UNHCR. She has been recognized by various organizations for her leadership through the years including being named as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum, a Young Leader by Boao Forum of China and Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch.

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