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Corporate Governance

To sustain transparent and accountable corporate principles, Hankook Tire has embraced a corporate governance system which recognizes and deals with a wide range of ethical issues to better manage our company and make decisions that benefit all stakeholders.

To sustain transparent and accountable corporate principles, Hankook Tire has embraced a corporate governance system which recognizes and deals with a wide range of ethical issues to better manage our company and make decisions that benefit all stakeholders.

Top Management

Hankook Tire Worldwide

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Hyun Shick Cho

Hankook Tire Worldwide, Vice Chairman & CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

  • 1997 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 2000 Hankook Tire Senior Manager of Corporate Management Department
  • 2002 Hankook Tire Vice President of Overseas Sales
  • 2006 Hankook Tire Executive Vice President of Marketing Division
  • 2010 Hankook Tire CEO of Korea Headquarter
  • 2012 Hankook Tire Worldwide CEO & President
  • 2018 Hankook Tire Worldwide Vice Chairman & CEO

Hankook Tire

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Hyun Bum Cho

Hankook Tire, President & CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Hankook Tire Worldwide, President & COO (Chief Operating Officer)

  • 1998 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 2001 Team Manager of PR and Advertisement Team
  • 2004 Vice President of Marketing Division
  • 2006 Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning Division
  • 2007 Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning Division
  • 2012 CEO of Corporate Strategy Planning Division
  • 2013 CEO of Corporate Strategy Division & COO Marketing Division
  • 2016 COO of Corporate Strategy Division at Hankook Tire Worldwide
             & CEO of Corporate Strategy Division
  • 2017 Hankook Tire Worldwide COO/CSFO
  • 2018 Hankook Tire CEO & Hankook Tire Worldwide COO
 
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Soo Il Lee

Hankook Tire, President & COO

  • 1987 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 2009 Senior Vice President & COO of America Headquarters
  • 2013 Senior Vice President & COO of China Headquarters
  • 2016 Executive Vice President & COO of China Headquarters
  • 2017 Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Corporate
             Management Officer
  • 2018 Hankook Tire President & COO

  

Cho, Hyun Bum

Jong Ho Park

Hankook Tire
Coporate Management
& Finance Division
Executive Vice President

  • Member of the Non-Executive Director Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Management Committee

Mr. Cho is the current president of Hankook Tire, a position he has held since 2012. He joined the company in 1998 and has held a variety of positions, including Head of the Marketing Division.

While serving as the chief marketing officer in 2004, Mr. Cho established an innovative brand strategy and invested in new markets. During his term as the chief corporate management officer in 2006, he contributed immensely to transforming the organization and in achieving financial success to strengthen the global organization. He also actively expanded overseas production lines and initiated the construction of new R&D center to reinforce technological capabilities, creating additional impetus for Hankook Tire to grow.

  • President & Chief Corporate Strategy & Finance Officer, Hankook Tire Worldwide,
    Chief Corporate Management Officer, Hankook Tire (2015~present)
  • President & Chief Marketing Officer (2012-present)
  • President & Chief Corporate Management Officer (2011)
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer (2006)
  • Managing Director of Marketing Division (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1998)
Lee, SooIl

Suk Joon Won

Hankook Tire
ASIA Headquarters
Executive Vice President

Mr. Lee served as a director of Hankook Tire’s Saudi Arabia and France operations, and has played a critical role in establishing market strategies for the global headquarters. After serving as the chief operating officer of the U.S. Headquarters, he is now serving as the chief operating officer of the China Regional Headquarters.

During his role as chief operating officer in the America Regional Headquarters, he played a major part in enhancing the brand image and improving sales of Hankook Tire. In his current position in China, he is expanding the distribution network, augmenting the production base, and burnishing Hankook Tire’s reputation.

  • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of China Regional Headquarters (2013-present)
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of America Regional Headquarters (2012)
  • Managing Director of Marketing (2007)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1987)
Park, Jong Ho

Ho Sung Suh

Hankook Tire
America Headquarters
Senior Vice President

Mr. Seo serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning Division at Hankook Tire Worldwide and is responsible for leading the direction of global growth and the execution of business strategy of the Hankook Tire Group. With more than 10 years of business experience and expertise gained while heading the strategy, marketing, and business management divisions of financial companies, Mr. Seo has been placed in charge of the company’s strategy and is playing a key role in helping the company leap forward to become the world’s leading tire company.

  • Senior Vice President of the Corporate Strategic Planning Division, Hankook Tire Worldwide (2015~present)
  •  Joined Hankook Tire (2015)
  •  HMC Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Life (2008 ~ 14)
  •  Hyundai Card Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Capital Services Inc. (2002 ~ 07)
Woo, Byung Il

Shin Hong Kim

Hankook Tire
SCM Division
Senior Vice President

Mr. Woo joined Hankook Tire in 1988 and has designed tires for passenger cars and developed original equipment tires. After serving as director of the Product Planning Team and as managing director of Hankook Tire Canada Corp., his current position is senior vice president of the Global Original Equipment (G. OE) Division.

With a broad and deep understanding of technology and the characteristics of the automobile market in North America, he has expanded partnerships with automobile makers by adapting to the technology and marketing requirements of global automotive companies.

  • Senior Vice President of Chief Operating Officer of Europe Regional Headquarters (2015-present)
  • Managing Director of Global Original Equipment Division (2010-2014)
  • Managing Director of Hankook Tire Canada Corp. (2009)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1988)
Lee, Sang Ju

Han Jun Kim

Hankook Tire
Europe Headquarters
Senior Vice President

Mr. Lee joined Hankook Tire in 1982 and quickly took charge of production design and basic research. He is currently serving as the senior vice president of Research and Development Division.

Based on the four key factors of “Performance, Safety, Comfort, and Environment,” he has outlined the direction of the company’s engineering philosophy, and is strengthening the organization’s capability for advanced technology through his long-term plan for the automotive industry.

  • Senior Vice President of Research and Development Division (2013-present)
  • Managing Director of Research and Planning (2012)
  • Managing Director of Research (2006)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1982)
Song, Kwon Ho

Soon Gi Yoon

Hankook Tire
HR Division
Senior Vice President

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Lee, Jae Pyo

Bon Hee Ku

Hankook Tire
Quality Division
Senior Vice President

Mr. Lee is in charge of the Business Infrastructure Division, which plays a key role in Hankook Tire’s sustainable growth.

He has led innovative transformations in the organization’s corporate culture and has contributed to the global growth of Hankook Tire by creating an advanced IT infrastructure and by incorporating a global production system, introducing enterprise resource planning, and implementing corporate social responsibility principles for sustainable management.

  • Senior Vice President of Business Infrastructure Division (2012-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Management and Innovation (2010)
  • Managing Director of Strategy and Planning Division (2006)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (2000)
  • Worked at Arthur Anderson Korea (1998)
Pae, Ho Youl

Hyung Nam Kim

Hankook Tire
R&D Staff Office
Executive Vice President

Mr. Pae joined Hankook Tire in 1986 and has been in charge of marketing in Germany, Poland, and Australia. After serving as the chief operating officer of Hankook Tire America Regional Headquarters, he took over the Market Strategy Planning Division, where he was responsible for distribution, branding, and sales.

Based on his extensive overseas marketing experience, he is now serving as the chief operating officer of the Europe Regional Headquarters.

  • Executive Vice President of Chief Operating Officer of Europe Regional Headquarters (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Chief Operating Officer of Europe Regional Headquarters (2013-2014)
  • Senior Vice President of Market Strategy Planning Division (2012-2013)
  • Managing Director of Hankook Tire America Regional Headquarters (2008)
  • Managing Director of Marketing & Sales (2006)
  • Managing Director of Marketing Team, Hankook Tire America Corp. (2005)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1986)
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Dong Hwan Moon

Hankook Tire
Production & Engineering
Staff Office
Executive Vice President

Mr. Kim is in charge of the company’s Purchasing Division, which draws up and carries out the company’s purchasing strategy and planning for raw materials, equipment, and indirect purchasing. With a view to founding a standard purchasing procedure, he successfully established an integrated purchasing system in 2013 that enables organic and systematic purchasing activities in cooperation with individual purchasing teams overseas. Kim also endeavors to strengthen the company’s competitiveness in purchasing by establishing global purchasing systems and building cooperative partnerships, which all contribute to the company’s efficiency operations management for its high quality products.

  • Head of Purchasing Division (2013~present)
  • Renault Samsung Motors (1997~July 2013)
  • Kia Motors Corporation (1983~90) 
Moon, Dong Hwan

Byung Il Woo

Hankook Tire
China Headquarters
Senior Vice President

Mr. Moon joined Hankook Tire in 1986 and was made director in charge of quality management in 2009. From 2012, he began serving in his role as senior vice president of the Quality Assurance Division.

To provide the highest quality products, he is continuously strengthening the quality of Hankook Tire’s management system to raise its competitiveness worldwide. Additionally, Mr. Moon is endeavoring to improve the operational processes at all production facilities around the world to showcase best practices and thereby improve quality standardization.

  • Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance Division (2012-present)
  • Managing Director of Quality Management Department (2009)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1986)
Kim, Shin Hong

Yong Hee Kim

Hankook Tire
R&D Division
Senior Vice President

Mr. Ahn, senior vice president of Hankook Tire, firstly joined the company in 1986. With his expertise in marketing and sales, he has served in various regions including Korea, Middle East, China and Europe and has now been appointed as the chief operation officer of the America Regional Headquarters.

He has contributed greatly with diverse overseas experiences and strategies in marketing and sales. Especially, he has been highly-recognized for his expertise and talent during his time in the Europe headquarters. He has improved the company's brand image across pan-Europe and has continuously expanded the market share with creative sports marketing events and activities.

  • Senior Vice President of Chief Operating Officer of Europe Regional Headquarters (2015-present)
  • Managing Director of Marketing & Sales of Europe Regional Headquarters (2008-2014)
  • Managing Director of Marketing & Sales of China Regional Headquarters (2006-2008)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1986)
Park, Chul Koo

Yong Hak Kim

Hankook Tire
Corporate Strategy
Planning Division
Senior Vice President

After joining Hankook Tire in 1978, Mr. Park served in several important positions in the operations and marketing divisions, and since 2011 has served as the chief operating officer of the Korea Regional Headquarters.

He also successfully launched T’ station, which is Hankook Tire’s distribution channel, to promote the company’s premium total tire service to customers, and helped position Hankook Tire through effective marketing programs.

  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Korea Regional Headquarters (2011-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations of Korea Regional Headquarters (2010)
  • Managing Director of Marketing and Operations of Korea Regional Headquarters (2003)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1978)
Kim, Yong Hak

Seung Bin Lim

Hankook Tire
Marketing Division
Senior Vice President

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Song, Kwon Ho

Hyun Jun Cho

Hankook Tire
Original Equipment Division
Vice President

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)

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