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Hankook Technology Group Corporate Governance

To sustain transparent and accountable corporate principles, Hankook Technology Group 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 Technology Group 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 Technology Group 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

Hyun Shick Cho (elected on Mar 28, 2019)

Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Technology Group
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Management Committee
  • External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee

Mr. Cho is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Technology Group, 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.

Hyun Bum Cho (elected  on Mar 28, 2019)

COO of Hankook Technology Group and President of Hankook Tire
  • Management Committee Member
  • External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee

Hyun-Beom Cho, COO of Hankook Technology Group and President of Hankook Tire, joined the company in 1998 and has held various positions, including the Marketing Communications Division head. Mr. Cho is majored in Economics and graduated from Boston College.

Independent Directors or Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)

Soon Kee Kim (elected  on Mar 28, 2019)

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Chairman of the Internal Transactions Committee
  • Chairman of the External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee
  • Sogang University BBA, MBA
  • University of Houston(Bauer) Ph.D
  • Current Professor of Business at Sogang University
  • 1992 Samjong KPMG Management Consulting Advisor
  • 2001 Director of SMB Venture Business Administration, Ministry of SMEs and Startups
  • 1984 - 2018 Sogang University School of Business, Graduate School of Management

Byung Jun Jeon (elected on Mar 26, 2018)

  • Audit Committee
  • External Director Candidate Recommendation Committee
  • 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 Mar 26, 2018)

  • Audit Committee
  • External Director Candidate Recommendation 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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