Facebook Korea has new manager

December 9, 2013
Cho Yong bum

Cho Yong bum

Facebook Korea said Monday that the California-based social networking service has appointed Facebook Korea Vice-President Cho Yong-bum as country manager.

He has been recognized for his contribution to the expansion of Facebook in the Korean market. He will oversee marketing strategies and sales in cooperation with advertising agencies.

He is the first country manager for Facebook Korea, though its vice-president has taken on the role of a manager.

“Korea is an important market, with some 11 million users and an advanced advertisement market,” said Dan Neary, head of Facebook’s global marketing solutions team in the Asia Pacific. “By appointing a country manager, we hope to see many other corporations succeed by marketing through Facebook.”

Cho studied business administration and English literature at Sunkyunkwan University before receiving his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He served as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and as sales manager at IBM before joining Facebook Korea.

One Comment

  1. John Kim

    March 9, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Facebook? I would have hired him for Amazon web services.