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UM Korea elevates MJ Kim to MD role

IPG Mediabrands, the global media arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), has promoted MJ Kim to the position of Managing Director UM Korea.

Formerly EVP Head of Product UM Korea, Ms Kim has 24 year’s industry experience. MJ first joined UM in 2007 as Director of Media Planning, before serving as UM General Manager for 3.5yrs and subsequently transitioning to the role of EVP Head of Product in January 2017.

Ms Kim’s promotion to Managing Director comes with the announcement that Sungwon Gong, Managing Director UM Korea for the past 17 years, will be transitioning to the role of Chairman UM Korea.

Leigh Terry, CEO IPG Mediabrands APAC commented, “Sungwon has done an incredible job leading our team as we have grown and developed as a leading international media agency in Korea.”

Mr Terry continues “Sungwon and MJ make a formidable team, and these promotions will allow us to grow from strength to strength in such as important market as Korea.”

Ms Kim’s new appointment is effective 1st August 2017.

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