On March 9, Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo announced on Instagram that he was stepping down from his position as IZ*ONE’s producer. His statement reads:
Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment CEO and IZ*ONE producer Han Sung Soo.
After working as a general producer for the group IZ*ONE since their debut for a total of three albums, I am stepping down from this position as of April 2020. It seems like yesterday that the IZ*ONE members were training together after having just become one team, but already my time with them has come to an end.
While working with them on their three albums, from their debut mini album “COLOR*IZ” to their second mini album “HEART*IZ” and to their first studio album “BLOOM*IZ,” I was able to experience great joy and reward as a producer in seeing IZ*ONE grow. I was also fortunate to share those daily moments in which WIZ*ONE received happiness from IZ*ONE. IZ*ONE has become an amazing group that has lived up to their potential in their three albums, and I hope that WIZ*ONE enjoyed this time as well. Thank you to IZ*ONE and WIZ*ONE for giving me such great memories during this time.
IZ*ONE has become a great team that has expanded all over the world, and WIZ*ONE are the strength that pulled IZ*ONE to where they are today. I have decided to focus more faithfully on fulfilling my role as Pledis Entertainment’s CEO and I will work hard in order to bring out the talent and potential of the teams that are under my care. From afar, I will watch IZ*ONE and WIZ*ONE go to even higher places together with a happy heart, and I will always cheer them on in their pursuit of further growth and a wider sphere.
source: @soompi, soompi, pledis_boss
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