R/GA Alum Kim Joins Cheil as Chief Digital Officer

By Kiran Aditham Comment

peterkimAfter briefly rejoining the Dachis Group–a firm he helped start in 2008–as chief solutions architect last year, Peter Kim has found a new home at Cheil Worldwide, where he joins up in the newly created role of chief digital officer. In his new role, Kim will be work out of Cheil’s Seoul HQ, and will be charged with building the agency network’s digital business platforms and expanding digital capabilities, both at home and abroad. Kim, though, is perhaps best known for his stint as managing director, business information at R/GA, where among other things he helped set up the agency’s Austin office and served on its leadership team.

During his career, the 15-year digital strategy vet also served as global head of digital marketing at Puma and principal consultant at Razorfish. In a statement, the new Cheil CDO says, “I’m delighted to join Cheil and integrate talent across its diversified network into a powerful world-class digital offering. In the current era of digital disruption, Cheil’s global positioning offers unmatched opportunities for clients to benefit from our creativity and expertise. I look forward to working closely with our clients to deliver great work by capitalizing on emerging technology trends, drawing on Cheil’s impressive heritage of delivering innovative ideas. I’m also thrilled to work with the management team and offices to integrate, enhance, and advance our digital capabilities across all disciplines worldwide.”