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MapleStory publisher Nexon America replaces its CEO

Nexon America's chief executive officer Daniel Kim is stepping down after three years with the company, founded in 2005. He will return to Seoul to take on new duties.

Min Kim, currently the senior vice president of live games, will begin his new position as CEO, replacing Daniel Kim effective September 1.

Nexon is the dominant producer of free-to-play online games in South Korea. It was founded in 1994 and has 11 subsidiaries. The American offices helped launch MapleStory in the US.

According to Min Kim, who spoke to Polygon, the decision to change CEOs was Daniel Kim's own: "After more than three years of commuting from Seoul, where his wife and children live, Daniel was ready to relocate back to his home.

"This August marks my ninth year at Nexon," said Min Kim, "and I'm excited to author some of my own chapters to the company's history. I'm committed to our players, our employees, and our shareholders, and I will do my best to deliver for all three."

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Tags: Nexon America, Daniel Kim

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