Our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) established the ICANN Seoul Office, including the secondment of staff from KISA to ICANN. I would like to announce that Mr. Billy Cheon will replace In-Pyo Hwang as Head of Korea; and Ms. Minjung Park will replace Kang Soo Song as Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Korea.
I would like to thank In-Pyo and Kang Soo for their contributions to ICANN, particularly for enhancing the cooperation between KISA and ICANN. A key deliverable in the past year was the inaugural Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy in Seoul last August. This initiative helped to build the capacity of future leaders from Korea and the region to participate in Internet governance conversations in ICANN and around the globe. We look forward to continuing this model for regional collaboration in 2017.
I wish In-Pyo and Kang Soo all the best in their future endeavors as they return to KISA and serve in their respective new roles.
Billy and Minjung are hardly new faces to the Asia Pacific Internet community. They have both been involved in ICANN and Internet governance-related work for over ten years. Let us welcome them warmly.