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New CEO, Executives at Hankook

Hankook Tire has announced new executive appointments to further its goal of becoming a global top-tier company.


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Hankook Tire has announced new executive appointments to further its goal of becoming a global top-tier company. The changes will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Hankook appointed Soo Il Lee as president and CEO of the company. 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 and corporate management officer.

Along with 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.

See the full list of promotions below:

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

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