Han-Jun Kim Announced as New President and COO of Hankook in Europe

Hankook
Mr. Han-Jun Kim
Hankook has appointed Mr. Han-Jun Kim (52) as Chief Operation Officer for Europe and the CIS markets and Head of European Headquarters. Kim joined the company in 2011 and most recently served as senior vice president of Corporate Management at Hankook Tire's Global Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. While gaining many years of international management experience with renowned companies, his vita shows a strong background in the automobile sector as well, having held various management positions with Germany-based MAN Truck & Bus Group for almost nine years before joining Hankook.

Han-Jun Kim will succeed Ho-Youl Pae (60), who over the past four years strengthened the Hankook brand in Europe. At the beginning of the New Year, Pae will take on new responsibilities at Hankook Tire's global headquarters in South Korea.

"Hankook has developed strongly in this region especially over the last decade and taken a holistic approach to tyre development and production in Europe. Today, leading European premium automobile brands rely on the quality and performance of our products for their original equipment,” said Han-Jun Kim. "The challenge in the coming years is to further grow our brand awareness, brand presence and image in Europe to help to achieve our global goal of establishing Hankook as a global premium brand,” Kim continued.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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