Kim Hanbin appointed IOK Company executive director, a look at K-pop star's career as fans say 'proud of you'

Hanbin will be one of the eight executive directors to be appointed with the K-pop icon being the youngest appointee by full seven years


                            Kim Hanbin appointed IOK Company executive director, a look at K-pop star's career as fans say 'proud of you'
Kim Hanbin (Getty Images)

Kim Hanbin, better known by his stage name BI, has officially been appointed as an executive director of IOK Company which has subsidiaries like Nexen Engineering, The Sky Farm, TN Nation Entertainment and IOK Media among others. IOK Company is also home to numerous celebrities.

The news came to light after a press release by IOK Company on September 11 revealed that the company's 21st extraordinary shareholders meeting will be held on Monday, September 28. Hanbin will be appointed as an executive director of IOK Company during the meeting. Hanbin will be one of the eight executive directors to be appointed with the K-pop star being the youngest appointee by full seven years. The press release also states that Hanbin will hold the position for three years.

Excited fans of Hanbin have been celebrating the news so much that they crashed the company's website. His fans have also been sending their congratulations by trending the hashtag #ExecutiveDirectorKimHanbin. One fan of Hanbin, expressing his happiness about the news, tweeted, "a rapper, producer, songwriter of the year and now an executive director of a company. Who's doing it like Kim Hanbin? I'm so proud of you, Hanbinah! Your success is our success. Cheers for you and more! let's meet again soon!!" Another, talking about CL and BI, said, "the way these two leaders being successful after leaving their company, CL being an independent successful artist and KIM HANBIN was just appointed as an executive director. Congratulations."



 

 



 

 

Emphasising the level of Hanbin's success, another fan wrote, "at age of 22, Hanbin won song writer of the year at age of 23; Hanbin is now officially executive director; I'm looking forward for 24 years old KIM HANBIN," while another, counting his achievements, tweeted, "SWOTY, choreographer, lyricist from Korea, producer, rap skills, K-pop's highest royalty earner 2018, CEO 131LABEL, Composer of Nation Song, 'Genius Musician', KOMCA Full Member, Executive Director; Kim Hanbin."

Expressing similar sentiments, another fan wrote, "Kim Hanbin really be making us stan an executive director and a SoundCloud rapper but king, we ain't complaining. Go get them bread!" "Congratulations KIM HANBIN! You may not be the leader or part of iKON anymore but the whole world knew how iKONICS still consider you as part of the group. Don't worry we will still continue to support you and the group on their future works," wrote another.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

IOK Company is home to celebrities such as Jo In Sung, Ji Suk Jin, Moon Hee Jun and Lee Young Ja. Hanbin, though, is currently listed as an artiste under agency 131 Label which is rumored to be established by Hanbin himself. Following his departure from YG Entertainment and iKON, he has been uploading music on his personal SoundCloud account, which is also named 131. His most recent release, 'DEMO 2017', was on September 3, 2020. Hanbin exited iKON on Jun 12, 2019, following a report claiming he tried to buy illegal drugs. In an apology posted on his verified Instagram account (which is currently set to private and has zero posts), BI said he was ashamed of his actions and apologized to his bandmates and K-pop fans.

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