Seoul, December 8, 2022 — Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that Seoul, Korea, is the home of its newest office in Asia Pacific. Seoul represents a growing Cloudflare team presence in the region, following the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, and offices in Beijing, Sydney, and Tokyo.
Cloudflare’s Seoul-based team will help the company acquire and support customers, grow brand awareness, and recruit new talent. Cloudflare also announced that Alex Kim, a seasoned technology executive with close to 20 years of experience in the IT industry, will lead this new office and team.
“Korea is an innovation and technological hub and is one of the most Internet-connected countries in the world. As such, Korea was a clear choice when considering expansion locations for our next office in Asia,” said Jonathon Dixon, Vice-President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, and China at Cloudflare. “Our new facility and team in Seoul present a unique opportunity to be closer to our customers, and help even more businesses and users experience a safe, reliable, private, and secure Internet in Korea and throughout the world.”
Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 275 cities in more than 100 countries, including 95 cities across Asia Pacific. Cloudflare is planning further expansion in the region as it continues to grow its network globally. With millions of Internet properties on Cloudflare’s network, the company already has many customers in Korea, including bemyfriens, EJN Corp, Hyperconnect, Neowiz, Radish Media Inc, and TeamBlackbird Inc. Cloudflare has also partnered with MEGAZONECLOUD, Bespin Global, and other partners to enable joint customers in the country.
Cloudflare’s first Head of Korea, Alex Kim, will oversee and lead the company’s sales and go-to-market activities in the country. “More than 96 percent of Korea’s population uses the Internet and Korea is home to some of the biggest manufacturing and technology companies, as well as a thriving startup community,” said Alex Kim, Head of Korea at Cloudflare. “With this level of connectivity and business acumen, we have a huge opportunity to build our team, our brand, and our partner ecosystem, as we help Korean businesses throughout their innovation journey.”
Today, Cloudflare has more than 380 employees in APAC. Cloudflare’s Seoul location will join its other global offices in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Miami, FL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Brussels, Dubai, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Bangalore, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.
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