21.12.2023 Press release

Hyundai Motor Spain appoints new president

  • Hyundai announced leadership change in Spanish market
  • Leopoldo Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil promoted from Managing Director to President of Hyundai Motor Spain
  • Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil succeeds Suk Hyun Ka, who will assume new role within Hyundai Motor Company

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Hyundai Motor Spain (HMES) has announced a strategic leadership transition: The current Managing Director of HMES, Leopoldo Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil, has been appointed as the new President of Hyundai’s Spanish subsidiary starting in his new role from 1 January 2024. Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil is succeeding Suk Hyun Ka, who is ending his tenure at HMES to continue his career at Hyundai Motor Company.

Starting as Chief Operating Officer and then as Managing Director, Leopoldo Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil has played an integral role in Hyundai Motor’s development in Spain. I am fully confident in his ability to continue to build upon the triumphs of former HMES President and CEO Suk Hyun Ka, who I thank for his dedication and excellent work.

Michael Cole President and CEO at Hyundai Motor Europe

Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil assumed the role of Managing Director of HMES in November 2014, playing a pivotal role in contributing to Hyundai’s achievements in Spain over the last nine years. His career within Hyundai started in 1992 when he joined the local Hyundai distributor in Spain.

First of all, I would like to acknowledge Suk Hyun Ka for his invaluable dedication to Hyundai Motor Spain over the years. As I accept this appointment, I express my gratitude to HMES for entrusting me with this new role and to my dedicated team for their support and hard work. Together, we remain committed to growing the Hyundai brand in Spain while expanding our offer of environmentally-friendly mobility solutions in the country.

Leopoldo Satrústegui Pérez de Villaamil President of Hyundai Motor Spain


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