14.05.2015 Press release

Hyung Cheong Kim appointed as President and CEO

  • Hyung Cheong Kim new President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe
  • Mr Kim joins from executive role at Hyundai Motor Company’s America Group
  • Responsible for business vision, leading management team in Europe

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Mr Hyung Cheong Kim has been appointed as President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe.
Mr Kim is responsible for the company’s business vision, leading the management team at the European headquarters, and overseeing performance in the 31 countries in the region’s network.

Mr Kim takes over from Mr Byung Kwon Rhim, who has moved to Hyundai Motor Company in Seoul in the role of Head of International Sales Division.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Kim said, “Under the leadership of Mr Rhim, the company has made important qualitative steps in Europe, and it is an honour for me now to lead the business in Europe. I look forward to working closely with our teams and business partners to continuously enhance awareness and perceptions of the Hyundai brand, to further improve our customers’ experiences, and to maintain our growth across European markets,” he concluded.

Mr Kim began his career at Hyundai Motor Company in Korea. During the last 29 years, he has primarily worked in the International Operations Division, fulfilling roles in global headquarters, the USA and Canada.

In Europe, Hyundai Motor has achieved its best-ever performance during the first quarter of 2015, with registrations increasing by 9.7% to 119,855 vehicles.


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