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Date 05/10/2007 Hits65,132

Category Corporate

Hankook Tire Appoints New Head of Europe Headquarters

Hankook Tire Appoints New Head of Europe Headquarters

- Mr. Seung Do Jin appointed Head of Europe Headquarters in his 18th year with Hankook Tire

SEOUL / KOREA, 2 MAY – Hankook Tire (, one of the leading global tire manufacturers, today announced the appointment of Mr. Seung Do Jin, currently Executive Vice President of Korea Headquarters in Seoul, to the position of Head of Europe Headquarters. Mr. Seung Do Jin, who has been a driving force behind the improvements in, and expansion of Hankook’s distribution channels in Korea, officially took over the position this morning.

Mr. Seung Do Jin, Head of Hankook Tire Europe Headquarters

Mr. Seung Do Jin assumes the role from Mr. Seung Hwa Suh who was recently promoted to the Global CEO, during whose era the company made a 500 million Euro investment in its first European production facility in Dunaujvaros, Hungary.

As well as having been a driving force behind the company’s expansion of the distribution channels by establishing over 100 T-Stations – all-dimensional auto aftermarket service shops developed by Hankook Tire – Mr. Jin assumed his role as Executive Vice President at Hankook’s Korean headquarters in March 2006. These achievements demonstrate his strong customer orientation.

Mr. Jin brings a wealth of international business expertise, with more than 18 years of experience since joining the company in 1989.

„Mid-term we want to establish Hankook as a premium brand in Europe. Our products are already of premium quality. Now we need to focus our efforts on informing and educating consumers about our innovative and technologically advanced tires,” said Seung Do Jin, Head of European Operations.

[Mr. Seung Do Jin’s Profile]

Name: Seung Do Jin
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul Korea
Joined Hankook Tire as a Senior Manager in the Planning & Research Department (1989)
General Manager in the Overseas Sales and Marketing Department (1994)
Managing Director, Hankook Tyre UK Ltd. (1997)
Executive Vice President, Korea Sales Division (2004)
Executive Vice President, Hankook Tire Korea Headquarters (2006)


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