Global Personals Ltd expands into online gaming with News International hire

Global Personals Ltd, one of the largest privately owned online dating and social discovery companies in the world, today announces the appointment of Pil-Jeong Oh to the newly created Head of Gaming role.

Pil-Jeong Oh - Head of Gaming at Global PersonalsPil joins from News International, where for seven years he held the position as Product Manager in charge of The Sun and Fabulous Bingo offerings. During this time, Pil helped grow Sun Bingo into one of the leading gaming sites in the market.

As Head of Gaming, Pil will be responsible for Global Personals’s online gaming strategy, closely working with the company’s UX and Innovation teams to develop and grow the gaming arm of the business. Pil will initially focus on the growth of SmoochBingo.co.uk that was launched last year to complement the company’s leading freemium dating brand, Smooch.com.

Online gaming is big business, predicted to break through the £2 billion mark in the UK alone in 2013. Ross Williams, CEO of Global Personals, said of the hire:

Pil will be a great asset to our senior team, bringing a huge wealth of gaming experience to the role. Online dating and gaming have similar demographics and there’s a lot of opportunity to utilise Global Personals’ expertise and resource into another burgeoning market, which will ultimately complement and grow alongside the rest of the business operations.

Global Personals is currently recruiting a number of roles for the gaming and development teams, please visit the careers section for more details: http://globalpersonals.co.uk/careers.


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