Ex-U.S. envoy named YouTube's regional policy headMark Lippert, a former U.S. ambassador to Korea, has been named the head of regional policy for video streaming service YouTube in the Asia-Pacific region, parent company Google said Tuesday.
"Mark brings to YouTube years of policy experience and a profound understanding of Asia," Google said in a press release.
Based out of Singapore, Lippert will lead public policy strategy and represent YouTube to policymakers in this exciting and fast-growing region, it said.
Lippert became the youngest U.S. ambassador to Korea in October 2014.
After serving a three-year term, he served as both vice president for Boeing International and senior adviser for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Lippert speaks Korean and uses the language to maintain his status as a well-known fan of the Korean Baseball Organization, rooting for the Doosan Bears.
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