Samuel Hyun has served as a director on our Board since April 2016. Mr. Hyun joined SK Group, South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate in 1998 and held increasingly senior positions, culminating in his service as Manager of SK Networks from January 1998 to May 2012, as Project Leader of M&A office for SK Planet Co., Ltd., an Internet services and e-Commerce company (“SK Planet”) from June 2012 to December 2012, and currently as Head of Global Planning Team of SK Planet Co., Ltd. since January 2013. Mr. Hyun has been involved in several M&A deals and strategic partnerships with globally-renowned players like Shopkick, a leading Silicon Valley-based mobile commerce and shopping service, Suning Commerce Group, one of the largest retailers in China, and Megabox, a top-tier multiplex cinema company in Korea.
Mr. Hyun holds a Master of Education in Pedagogy and Bachelor of Science from Seoul National University, South Korea and a MBA degree from China Europe International Business School. Mr. Hyun has over 20 years in strategic long/short term planning, mergers & acquisitions, strategic consulting and securities trading which enables him to contribute important skills to our Board.