Joon Kyu Whang NamedPresident/Managing Director
New York, NY – November 18, 2009 – CBX Strategic Branding is opening a new office in Seoul, Korea, named JMCBX, which will be part of its CBX Worldwide Partnership.
“Activity and growth in the Asian market, particularly in Korea, points to many new opportunities for us,” says Owen Coleman, CEO of CBX.
Joon Kyu Whang, a 24-year veteran of architecture and design for retail, hospitality, and entertainment venues, has been named President/Managing Director to lead the new office. Prior to joining CBX, Joon Kyu was Vice President/Managing Director at Robert Young Architects (RYA) Design Consultancy in New York and Seoul where he directed and managed Pacific Rim projects. He was also Regional Vice President/Executive Design Director at Walker Group/CNI in New York where he was involved in all aspects of developing new business, negotiation of fee proposals, and project concept design through construction administration.
Joon Kyu has worked for international and domestic clients including Bloomingdale’s, Marshall Field’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, The Bon Ton, Lladro, Esprit, Wanamaker’s, Myer Department Store, House of Fraser, HYUNDAI Department Store, Rodamco Asia, Shinsegae, The Galleria, Korea Life, Yongsan Station Mix-use Complex, Grand Hyatt Mirama Group, Westin Chosen Hotel, Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Washington Mutual Bank, and Wachovia Bank.
“Joon Kyu’s ability to create unique environments, coupled with his international experience and versatility will help CBX’s Korean office get off to a fast start, as well as bolster our initiatives around the globe,” adds Gregg Lipman, Managing Partner, CBX.
This year’s competition brought thousands of entries from 37 countries and 37 U.S. states. Winners receive a Certificate of Merit and their designs are reproduced in the 400-page hardcover Creativity Awards Annual, published after the close of each year’s competition and sold in bookstores around the world.
The address of the new office is:
5Fl,Yeji Bldg. #511
641-11 Yeoksam-dong (460 Nonhyun-ro),
For information contact Joon Kyu Whang in Korea at 82 2 3016 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org or, Dimitri Vermès in New York at 212.404.7974, email@example.com