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Son-in-law of CJ Group chair appointed as head of CJ ENM's global biz division

By Lee Yoon-seo

Published : Feb. 19, 2024 - 17:18

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Jung Jong-hwan (CJ Group) Jung Jong-hwan (CJ Group)

South Korean conglomerate CJ Group's entertainment arm CJ ENM designated Jung Jong-hwan, the son-in-law of the chair of CJ Group Lee Jay-hyun, as the head of the entertainment company's newly created contents and global business division, according to industry sources Monday.

Jung previously led the global integration team at CJ Group, before assuming the new role. His main achievements included leading CJ CheilJedang's acquisition of the US food company Schwan's Company, as well as contributing to the process of CJ ENM's takeover of US production studio Fifth Season.

With the new role, Jung is expected to oversee CJ ENM's entertainment business division and global contents distribution and focus on enhancing CJ ENM's ability to produce competitive contents in the overseas market. He is also expected to expand domestic and international distribution networks for CJ ENM's contents.

The new appointment came as a part of CJ Group's annual personnel reshuffle held on Friday.

Meanwhile, during the personnel reshuffle, Jung's wife Lee Kyeong-hoo, the eldest child of CJ Group's Chair Lee, was appointed to concurrently assume the role of Chief Creative Officer in the newly established music content business division at CJ ENM. This appointment adds to her existing responsibilities as the head of brand strategies within CJ ENM's content and commerce unit.

Lee Kyeong-hoo (Herald DB) Lee Kyeong-hoo (Herald DB)