Kia India names Gwanggu Lee as New MD and CEO
January 4, 2024 10:56 am
Kia India elevates Gwanggu Lee as MD & CEO, a veteran with 30+ years in global automotive leadership. Lee aims to drive sustainable growth, building on Kia’s successful legacy.
Kia India appointed Gwanggu Lee as the new Managing Director and CEO, effective immediately. He will be the 3rd Managing Director and CEO of Kia India, succeeding Kook Hyun Shim and Tae Jin Park. Kia India’s former MD & CEO – Tae Jin Park, is retiring after his remarkable 36-year journey with Kia Corporation and 4 years stint with Kia India.
With over 30 years of robust experience in the automotive sector, Gwanggu Lee will spearhead Kia’s transformative journey focusing on fostering sustainable business growth. Lee has held leadership positions in various capacities in both developed and developing economies, including roles in the US, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Kia Headquarters in Central and South America, and Kia Europe Headquarters in Germany. His recent role as President at Kia Mexico played a pivotal role in the company’s substantial growth and establishment as a production and export hub.
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With his experience within the industry and the brand, Gwanggu Lee will continue to grow Brand Kia’s strong position in India.