Hankook Tire Announces New Executives for 2018
- - President Soo Il Lee nominated as a separate representative for Hankook Tire, continuously strengthening the professional management system
- - Hankook Tire promotes 1 CEO, 1 Executive Vice President, 5 Senior Vice Presidents, and 17 Vice Presidents
December 8, 2017 (Seoul, Korea) – Hankook Tire announced new executive appointments made to further its goal of becoming global top-tier company by enhancing global competitiveness. The changes will take effect on January 1, 2018.
Hankook Tire appointed Soo Il Lee as President & CEO of Hankook Tire. He will serve alongside CEO Hyun Bum Cho as a separate representative of the company.
Lee will oversee Hankook Tire’s management, using experience gained by serving as COO of Hankook Tire’s America & China Headquarters, and as Chief Marketing & Corporate Management Officer. With President Lee’s global expertise, Hankook Tire will continue the 29 years of professional management system that started from 1988 and focus on accelerating growth as a global top-tier company.
Along with President Lee, one Executive Vice President, five Senior Vice Presidents and seventeen Vice Presidents were also appointed. Hankook Tire has restructured its organization to respond to the global market and customers with more agility.
Vice Chairman Seung-hwa Suh, serving as the CEO of Hankook Tire since 2007 and leading the company’s growth towards a global top tier company, will retire and serve in an advisory role.
[Profile of Key Figure]
- ▶ Soo Il Lee, President & CEO (born 1962, 55)
- 1987 Joined Hankook Tire
- 2006 Vice President & Director of Marketing Department
- 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
[Promotion / As of January, 1st, 2018]
- ▶ President & CEO
- Soo Il Lee, Hankook Tire Separate Representative
- ▶ Executive Vice President
- Dong Whan Moon, COO of Production Division
- ▶ Senior Vice President
- Sung Ho Chung, Plant Managing Director of Chongqing Plant, China Headquarters
- Seung Bin Lim, Division Director of Marketing Division
- Sang Hoon Lee, Department Director of Sales and Strategy, China Headquarters
- ▶ Vice President
- Yong Sub Chung, Managing Director of Australia, ASIA Region
- Eui Don Suh, Plant Managing Director of Jiaxing Plant, China Headquarters
- Man Joo Kim, Department Director of Distribution, ASIA Region
- Hyang Bong Kim, Team Manager of Jiangsu Plant, China Headquarters
- Byung Hee Kim, America Headquarters Corporate Management Team Manager