Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Joseph Chang

CEO of Kakao Entertainment America; EVP/GSO of Kakao Entertainment; CBO of SM Entertainment

Joseph(Youn Joong) Chang
Executive Vice President & Global Strategy Officer, Kakao Entertainment Corp.
CEO, Kakao Entertainment America Corp.
CBO/Chief Business Officer, SM Entertainment

Highlights of achievements and recent developments:
Oversees the global expansion strategy and business of Kakao Ent., whom are Korea’s largest integrated entertainment company and the No.1 market share leader in Korea’s music industry. Also playing a pivotal role in their established K-pop acts such as IVE, The Boyz, STAYC, IU, Jay Park and many more’s road to global superstardom and reach a wider global audience.
Recently established Kakao Ent. America Corp. in the U.S to oversee and manage the global rollout of their K-pop artists starting with the girl group IVE in partnership with Columbia Records.
Recently acquired SM Entertainment(now serving as member of the board and CBO), the behemoth major K-pop label & management company, home to K-pop groups/artists such as aespa, NCT DREAM, NCT 127, EXO, Red Velvet and many more.

Company info:
Kakao Entertainment Corp is Korea’s largest integrated entertainment company and is the No.1 market share leader in Korea’s music industry.
Kakao Ent. holds distribution rights of over 70,000+ tracks stemming from partnerships with over 200+ music rights holders.
Kakako Ent. also owns and operates Korea’s No.1 music platform ‘Melon’ and has secured its leading position in the K-pop industry through its multi-label/management system.
From Kakao Ent’s multi-label & management system through EDAM Ent, Starship Ent, IST Ent, Antenna, MORE VISION, High Up Ent and many more, it owns/operates/manages 50+ artists consisting of K-pop groups(IVE, Monsta X, The Boyz, STAYC, Weekly and many more), solo artists(IU, Jay Park and many more), entertainers and producers from subsidiaries and affiliates, producing contents across all various genres.