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South Korea's Naver rests global growth hopes on new, younger CEO

Choi Soo-yeon, 40, tasked with shaking up management after a quarter-century

Choi Soo-yeon, Naver's head of global business support, has been tapped as the company's next CEO. (Photo courtesy of Naver)

SEOUL/TOKYO -- Top South Korean internet company Naver looks to undergo a generational change of CEO, tapping a 40-year-old attorney to lead its transition to a more international business model.

Choi Soo-yeon, who handles Naver's overseas operations, has been chosen as the next CEO, pending shareholder approval at the annual meeting in March.

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