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Seon Seob Kim, appointed as MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd


Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception announced the top level management changes with immediate effect. Seon Seob Kim will assume the responsibilities of ‘MD & CEO’ from Young Key Koo who is set to return to Hyundai Motor Company Head Quarters, Seoul after 3 years in India.

Y K Koo completed 3 years’ successful tenure to lead Indian operations and under his able visionary thought leadership, Hyundai Motor India has achieved many new milestones.
Out of his 35 years of professional career with Hyundai Motor Company, Y K Koo had been the part of the Senior Management for long 12 Years in India with a strong understanding and orientation of Indian Auto Industry. In his first stint from 1997-2001, Hyundai established itself as a household name with the launch of 1st generation ‘SANTRO’ and ‘ACCENT’ while he strengthened the sales and marketing operations during his second tenure from 2008-2011 and again headed the Indian operations in his 3rd tenure from November 2015 to November 2018.

Koo strengthened the India operations with focus on efficiency and smart manufacturing practices leading to the roll-out of 8-Millionth Car in 20 years 9 months – fastest-ever in the Indian auto industry. During his tenure – our commitment towards strong service was strengthened with Hyundai Motor India ranking no.1 in JD Power CSI survey consecutively in 2017 and 2018.

To strengthen Hyundai’s commitment towards society, Koo also initiated several Corporate Social Responsibility Activities like Safe Move – Road Safety Campaign and Swachh Can – Clean India Campaign benefiting the people from Urban to Rural areas.

Hyundai Motor India will continue its journey towards achieving newer milestones in future to create brilliant moments in the customers’ life and always be their lifetime partner in automobile and beyond.

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