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2017: Introducing the New ICANN Korea Team

Minjung Park (left) and Billy Cheon (right), the new seconded staff from the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) to ICANN.


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.

Feel free to email Billy at and Minjung at


    Poul Shemly  05:45 UTC on 18 January 2017

    I would like to say thanks for making ICANN such a wonderful website! I use it frequently and i enjoy it very much! I work with online consumer loans use ICANNS business snd news and media section alot! Thanks alot and good luck at KISA.

    animated gifs  22:53 UTC on 24 January 2017

    Good Luck Korean Team! I work with online consumer loans use ICANNS business snd news and media section alot! Thanks alot and good luck at KISA.

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