– JAPAN, Tokyo – NEXON Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3659), a global leader in online games, today announced the nomination of Kevin Mayer to its board as an external director.
Kevin’s election as a board member will be voted on at the annual shareholders’ meeting in March 2021.
“We are thrilled to have Kevin join Nexon’s Board of Directors,” said CEO, Owen Mahoney. “As Disney’s Chief Strategy Officer, Kevin was one of the key architects of the brand and franchise flywheel that reinvigorated Disney as a global entertainment powerhouse. And as CEO of TikTok, he was at ground zero in the creation of a whole new form of interactive entertainment. We believe his vision and counsel will accelerate Nexon’s path to becoming one of the world’s premiere entertainment companies.”
About Kevin Mayer
Mr. Mayer is a distinguished executive in global entertainment, credited with the formation and management of successful companies in motion pictures, television, cable, and streaming. As Chief Strategy Officer for the Walt Disney Company, Mr. Mayer led major acquisitions including Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and Fox. In 2018 he was named chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a newly created division of the company where he was responsible for the highly successful launches of Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, the Star/Hotstar operations in India, international channels, studio operations, global ad sales, and distribution. More recently, Mr. Mayer served as COO of ByteDance Ltd. and CEO of TikTok.
“Nexon is a global leader in the rapidly expanding entertainment category of Virtual Worlds,” said Kevin Mayer. “Nexon’s unique ability to create entertainment properties that continue growing over decades positions the company for continued rapid growth across new technologies, platforms, and markets.”
About NEXON Co.
Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. is a company engaged in the production, development, and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 60 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider, and Dungeon&Fighter.
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