SM Entertainment’s executive producer Lee Soo Man has been selected as one of this year’s Variety 500. Every year, Variety selects 500 influential leaders who have led the global media industry based on their achievements throughout the year.
Lee is also the only Korean to have been selected five consecutive years for the Variety 500 list. Variety stated, “The pathfinder for contemporary K-Pop management remains powerful and keeps expanding the SM universe.”
In addition, director Bong Joon Ho was seen on the list as well for the third year in a row as well as HYBE chairman Bang Shi Hyuk, and more.