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Hankook Tire World Wide Corporate Governance

To sustain transparent and accountable corporate principles, Hankook Tire Worldwide 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 Worldwide 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.

 

The Board of Directors was formed to provide guidance and deliberate on important company agendas, items stipulated by law or in the Articles of Incorporation, details entrusted by general meetings of shareholders, the basic policies of business operations and on essential practices related to business management. The Board of Hankook Tire Worldwide also oversees the execution of directors’ duties and abides by Korean Commercial Law, which mandates that businesses with over two trillion won must possess a Board of Directors wherein half are non-executive directors.

The Board also operates four committees—the Audit, NED Nomination, Management and Internal Transactions Committees. The Articles of Incorporation allows for the creation of additional committees as deemed necessary.

Executive Directors

Yang Rai Cho (elected on March 22, 2016)

Chairman of Hankook Tire Worldwide and Chairman of Hankook Tire
  • Management Committee

Mr. Cho is the Chairman of Hankook Tire and Hankook Tire Worldwide. He joined the company in 1969 and has been the Chairman of Hankook Tire since 1980. He graduated University of Alabama.

Hyun Shick Cho (elected on March 22, 2016)

Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Worldwide
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Management Committee
  • Chairman of the Non-Executive Directors Nomination Committee

Mr. Cho is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Worldwide, a position he has held since 2012. He joined the company in 1997 and has held various positions including Director of Marketing and Korea Regional Headquarters. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Syracuse University.

Independent Directors or Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)

Soon Kee Kim (elected on March 22, 2016)

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Chairman of the Internal Transactions Committee
  • Non-Executive Directors Nomination Committee
  • Sogang University BBA, MBA
  • University of Houston(Bauer) Ph.D
  • Current Professor of Business at Sogang University

Byung Jun Jeon (elected on March 26, 2018)

  • Audit Committee
  • Internal Transactions Committeee
  • Non-Executive Directors Nomination Committee
  • Korea University BA in Economics, Master of Public Administration
  • Vanderbilt University Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Former Editorial Chief and Director at Maeil Business News Korea
  • Current SK Innovation Standing Advisor

Han Kyu Kim (elected on March 26, 2018)

  • Audit Committee
  • Internal Transactions Committee
  • Non-Executive Directors Nomination Committee
  • LL. B. in Law, Yeonsei University
  • George Washington University School of Business MBA
  • Former CEO of Hermanus Partners
※ 3-year term as an elected executive director or non-executive director

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