Seon Seob Kim to replace Y K Koo as Hyundai India head
Seon Seob Kim

Seon Seob Kim to replace Y K Koo as Hyundai India head

30th Nov 2018 4:30 pm

To help cope with a shift in the ‘global business environment’, Hyundai announces Seon Seob Kim as Koo's replacement.


Hyundai has announced the appointment of Seon Seob Kim as its new head of operations for the Indian market. Its erstwhile Managing Director & CEO, Y K Koo, has stepped down from his role.

Citing a ‘shift in the global business environment’ and with a view to ‘enhance capabilities of overseas businesses’, Hyundai has decided to appoint Seon Seob Kim – currently the head of the company’s Business Operations Strategy Division. Kim will take over the reins of Hyundai India from December 1, 2018.

Koo took charge of Hyundai Motor India Limited in November 2015, and led the company for a little over three years. It was under his leadership that Hyundai launched key models such as the Creta – and more recently, the new Santro – and cemented itself as India’s second-largest carmaker.

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