The Executive Leadership team leading the largest media localization provider in the marketplace.
David Lee is the Founder and CEO of Iyuno.
David Lee is the Founder and CEO of Iyuno, responsible for the strategy and integration of the leading entertainment technology and localization company with the largest global footprint. Lee founded Iyuno Media Group in 2002, using free software to create subtitles for Korean DVD companies.
With the rise of cable TV, David pivoted and developed MediaTrans, a platform to deliver automated subtitles files directly into cable broadcaster edit workflows and swiftly secured 90% of the Korean subtitling market. Lee relocated the company to Singapore in 2006 to penetrate the market across Southeast Asia. Responding to market advances, Lee reimagined MediaTrans into a cloud-based subtitling platform to store and manage content, known today as iMEDIATRANS – facilitating the creation and active management of subtitling projects on web browsers anywhere in the world. In 2019 Iyuno merged with Europe localizer BTI Studios and in 2021 acquired rival SDI Media. It is now the largest global provider of dubbing, subtitling, access and media services in over 100 languages for every type of content distribution platform.
Lee has earned many awards for his work, most recently being named the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Singapore by professional services organization Ernst & Young.
As Chief Operations Officer, Alberto Abisso oversees all aspects of the company’s infrastructure.
In his role, Alberto brings his decades of experience in operations management to the global organization, providing a common operational model and focus on operational alignment and fulfillment excellence across the company. The Regional and Local Operations leaders across Europe, Asia, and the Americas all report to Alberto.
Alberto Abisso joined the company in 2010 and brought 12 years of valuable localization experience to the European Operations Team as the EVP of Operations, Europe. Prior to Iyuno, Alberto held a number of management positions including MD and VP of Operations at Greenfield Online, an innovative company pioneering online market research and comparison shopping portals, as well as European Service Manager at APC by Schneider Electric, and was also a Research and Development Engineer at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), where he was awarded multiple patents as an inventor. He has a proven track record of driving operational success within complex international organizations; building strong cross-cultural teams and helping companies achieve their full potential through strategic focus and operational improvement.
Alberto is fluent in four languages and holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, graduating cum laude from Politecnico Di Milano, where he also worked as a professor for five years. During that time, he became a published author for a book in which he covered ideas related to his teaching subjects.
As Chief Client Officer, Stella Yoo oversees all aspects of the company’s client operations teams and growth.
As Chief Client Officer, Stella Yoo oversees all aspects of the company’s client operations teams and growth. In this role, Stella is based in the US with an acute focus on ensuring that the Global Client operations teams and Local Client operations teams are working under a single leader, with optimized communications and overall customer experience at the center of it all. Yoo plays an instrumental part in streamlining and enhancing Iyuno’s operations.
Stella Yoo joined the former Iyuno Media Group as a subtitle translator as one of only a handful of employees during the company’s infancy in 2004. Having been with Iyuno for over a decade, Yoo brings her passion for the company and its vision to provide leadership to the larger team. Yoo strives to ensure that Iyuno employees find and develop their talent, passion, career, and dreams. Ultimately, Yoo believes localization brings worlds together and helps audiences understand different cultures. In the early years of Iyuno Media Group, Yoo’s role was primarily focused on leading the subtitles team at the company, as well as supporting the finance and sales teams. However, Yoo’s role and responsibility both increased when she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011 to set up Iyuno Media Group’s first global office - where she lived and operated out of for nearly five years while helping to grow the office into what is currently Iyuno’s second-largest facility. Yoo was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and now serves in the newly created role of Chief Client Officer.
Juno Yoon brings in-depth financial knowledge and experience in investment banking, focusing on group strategy and vision, investor relations and M&A as the company’s Chief of Staff.
Yoon is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Iyuno’s organic and inorganic growth strategies, helping to establish the company’s foundation and structure following the mega-merger amongst 3 companies: Iyuno Media Group, BTI Studios and SDI Media. Yoon has also led all previous financing rounds at Iyuno.Prior to Iyuno, Yoon served a number of key roles at various high-profile investment banks over 14 years – most recently as Executive Director for the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley. During his investment banking tenure, Yoon advised numerous clients on high-profile M&A and capital markets transactions, including the Carlyle Group’s $2.8B sale of ADT Caps, $437 million private placement of Kakao Mobility and $1 billion IPO of ING Life Korea, amongst others. Prior to that, Yoon served as VP of Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets and as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank.
Dan joined the company in 2011, bringing a history of achievements in team leadership, financial reporting, cash management & treasury, operations support, financial planning & analysis, ERP systems, tax & transfer pricing, and audit & compliance.
Prior to joining Iyuno, Dan held several finance positions including Executive Director Theatrical Marketing and Distribution at Paramount Pictures, Business Manager at Comcast Corporation, and Auditor at PWC. He was promoted to CFO in 2020. He is an active CPA member, bringing over 25 years of finance and accounting-related experience.
As Chief Technology Officer, Allan Dembry oversees all aspects of the company’s information technology. Since joining Iyuno in 2019, Dembry has been focused on developing industry-leading information technology practices and workstreams that will underpin the continued growth at Iyuno, the largest and leading media localization partner with the widest range of technology-driven, end-to-end solutions.
Dembry is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience building teams and delivering solutions within the media sector. Designing and implementing a widespread of technical solutions from software to infrastructure.
Prior to Iyuno, Dembry served as CTO at On Demand Group (ODG), a company connecting content owners and video distributors to deliver media to viewers, where he managed application development, data warehousing and business intelligence solutions. After ODG was re-branded to Vubiquity, Dembry’s role changed to CIO where he was the technology lead for all aspects of software development and oversaw the IT infrastructure, support, software development, data warehousing & BI solutions, as well as the company’s proprietary video on demand (VOD) platforms. During this role he integrated disparate technology teams and solutions across US and UK post-acquisition between Avail-TVN and On Demand Group and successfully launched multiple OTT full end-to-end VOD consumer services, delivering Vubiquity’s first white-labeled direct-to-consumer services. Prior to ODG, Dembry held various technical and business roles at Pilat Media, Rebus Media and Peterborough Software.
Dembry holds a BA degree in History and English from Nottingham Trent University.
Nick Mills leads a strong people agenda as the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Nick Mills leads the HR business partnership and Learning & Development teams located across the Group’s 3 main regions. As well as the people-centric employee engagement activities, from recruiting and onboarding through to career growth, Nick is also leading change through investments in technology focused upon the employee experience. His operational and business transformation background is invaluable in helping instill Iyuno’s core values as the Group continues to embrace change and herald the extraordinary. Regular and consistent communication has been central to the organisation’s success to date, and therefore Nick also takes ownership of the Company's internal communications agenda.
Nick was previously the Group's Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for driving change as the business remodeled to align with customer needs. Prior to that, Nick was a Management Consultant, working with private equity-backed businesses and some of the best-known publishing brands in the UK. He has also served in senior leadership roles where he became accustomed to change, evolving markets and created value through innovative business models.
As EVP, Americas Operations and Global Marketing, Chris Carey oversees the production facilities, dubbing and subtitling operations for Iyuno's facilities across the Americas region. In addition to this regional leadership role, Chris also leads the global marketing and PR activities for the company.
Chris brings over 30 years of experience to his role at Iyuno having joined the company from Verizon Media, where he held the position of CRO and Head of Business Development and Strategy for their Digital Media Services business unit – helping monetize and grow the video streaming business. Prior to Verizon, Carey served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Technical Operations at Paramount Pictures, where he oversaw all technical and post-production services, archiving and restoration programs and established the technology strategy and content protection policies for the famed studio. Carey also served the role of CMO and CTO at Technicolor, bringing together the company’s marketing efforts with its technology offering during a very important time in the company’s history. Prior to Technicolor, Carey spent more than 16 years at Walt Disney Studios in charge of Worldwide Technical Services and major initiatives including the formation of the DVD production group.
Carey is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and has been a member of Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He has served on the Board of Directors for the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA), DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI), and the Advanced Access Content System (AACS).
As SVP Operations, Joan Kan oversees all aspects of the company’s infrastructure in the APAC region.
Joan Kan joined Iyuno as an operations manager in its Malaysia office in 2015. Having worked in television production for nearly a decade, Kan brings her passion for content, culture and language. Kan strives to ensure that Iyuno’s localization business continues to combine the beauty of connecting people through global content. Ultimately, Kan believes that overcoming language barriers through localization makes content accessible to everyone around the world. In previous years of her career, Kan began as a production assistant and shifted to localization in 2008. Joan was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations of the Asia-Pacific region, which is the position she now occupies at Iyuno.
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