Joo Ohk Yi, class of 1998


Meet Joo Ohk Yi, Class of 1998, newest member of MCI Board of Trustees.


Joo Ohk Yi lives and works in Seoul, Korea where she works for Google. As the Development Manager for Google Play Games, she advises top gaming companies in KR to uplift business performance and she guides plans for future initiatives. She is leading import initiatives for the Korean market by helping foreign developers prepare their go to market strategy, thereby offering a greater potential for success. She also formulates KR Games BD mid-term strategy by analyzing emerging macro-trends and impact on the KR gaming landscape and evolving developer needs.

For 10 years before her current position, Joo Yi worked for Tencent Korean in a variety of roles. As Director of Korea BD Center, she led the scan of mobility, entertainment, and fintech sectors identifying potential partnerships/investment targets. Previous to that role she served as Director of Business Strategy and served as a liaison between HQ and Tenecent’s Korea and Japan offices. She provided Korea game market insights in formulating overall game investment strategies. She managed a multinational team in locations such as San Francisco, Beijing, and Shenzhen.

These are only a few of the remarkable tasks and experiences that Joo Yi will bring to the MCI Board of Trustees. A true linguist, she is Korean, Mandarin, and English. She enjoys travel, having been to over 40 countries, and she likes to swim, do pilates, and read in her free time. This is most evident in her education background. This love of travel is most evident in Joo Yi’s education background. In 2001, she earned a Certificate In Chinese Language from Beijing Normal University. She graduated in 2002 from William and Mary University with a degree in Economics, and in 2010 she graduated with an MBA from China Europe International Business School. Truly a distinguished alumna. We look forward to her energy, input, and experience, as MCI continues to educate students to undertake “social responsibility and to be thoughtful global citizens and lifelong learners”.