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Hankook Tire Governance

To sustain transparent and accountable corporate principles, Hankook Tire 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 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.

Top Management

Hankook Technology Group

CHO, Hyunshick

(Present) Hankook Technology Group Vice Chairman & CEO

  • 1997 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 2000 Hankook Tire Corporate Innovation Team, Senior
  • 2002 Hankook Tire Head of Overseas Sales Staff Office, Vice President
  • 2006 Hankook Tire Head of Marketing Staff Office, Executive Vice President
  • 2010 Hankook Tire Head of Korea Headquarters, President
  • 2012 Hankook Tire Worldwide President & CEO
  • 2018 Hankook Tire Worldwide Vice Chairman & CEO

Hankook Tire

CHO, Hyunbum

(Present) Hankook Tire & Technology President & CEO
(Present) Hankook Technology Group President & COO

  • 1998 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 2001 Advertising & PR Team, Team Manager
  • 2004 Head of Marketing Staff Office, Vice President
  • 2006 Head of Corporate Strategy Staff Office, Executive Vice President
  • 2007 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office, Executive Vice President
  • 2012 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office, President
  • 2013 Head of Marketing Staff Office & Head of Corporate Management Staff Office, President
  • 2016 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office (HWW) & Head of Corporate Management Staff Office (HKT), President
  • 2017 Hankook Tire Worldwide COO/CSFO
  • 2018 Hankook Tire President & CEO, Hankook Tire Worldwide President
 

LEE, Sooil

(Present) Hankook Tire & Technology President & COO

  • 1987 Joined Hankook Tire
  • 1998 JEDDAH Office
  • 2001 France Sales Subsidiary
  • 2006 Head of Marketing Department, Vice President
  • 2009 Head of America Headquarters
  • 2013 Head of China Headquarters
  • 2017 Head of Marketing Staff Office / Head of Corporate Management Staff Office / Retail Business Headquarters
  • 2018 Hankook Tire President & COO

  

Jong Ho Park

Jong Ho Park

Hankook Tire & Technology
Executive Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer

  • Member of the Non-Executive Director Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Management Committee

Mr. Cho is the current president of Hankook Tire, a position he has held since 2012. He joined the company in 1998 and has held a variety of positions, including Head of the Marketing Division.

While serving as the chief marketing officer in 2004, Mr. Cho established an innovative brand strategy and invested in new markets. During his term as the chief corporate management officer in 2006, he contributed immensely to transforming the organization and in achieving financial success to strengthen the global organization. He also actively expanded overseas production lines and initiated the construction of new R&D center to reinforce technological capabilities, creating additional impetus for Hankook Tire to grow.

  • President & Chief Corporate Strategy & Finance Officer, Hankook Tire Worldwide,
    Chief Corporate Management Officer, Hankook Tire (2015~present)
  • President & Chief Marketing Officer (2012-present)
  • President & Chief Corporate Management Officer (2011)
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer (2006)
  • Managing Director of Marketing Division (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1998)
Dong Hoan Moon

Dong Hoan Moon

Hankook Tire & Technology
Executive Vice President
Head of Production & Engineering Staff Office

Mr. Kim is in charge of the company’s Purchasing Division, which draws up and carries out the company’s purchasing strategy and planning for raw materials, equipment, and indirect purchasing. With a view to founding a standard purchasing procedure, he successfully established an integrated purchasing system in 2013 that enables organic and systematic purchasing activities in cooperation with individual purchasing teams overseas. Kim also endeavors to strengthen the company’s competitiveness in purchasing by establishing global purchasing systems and building cooperative partnerships, which all contribute to the company’s efficiency operations management for its high quality products.

  • Head of Purchasing Division (2013~present)
  • Renault Samsung Motors (1997~July 2013)
  • Kia Motors Corporation (1983~90) 
Shin Hong Kim

Shin Hong Kim

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Head of SCM Division

Mr. Woo joined Hankook Tire in 1988 and has designed tires for passenger cars and developed original equipment tires. After serving as director of the Product Planning Team and as managing director of Hankook Tire Canada Corp., his current position is senior vice president of the Global Original Equipment (G. OE) Division.

With a broad and deep understanding of technology and the characteristics of the automobile market in North America, he has expanded partnerships with automobile makers by adapting to the technology and marketing requirements of global automotive companies.

  • Senior Vice President of Chief Operating Officer of Europe Regional Headquarters (2015-present)
  • Managing Director of Global Original Equipment Division (2010-2014)
  • Managing Director of Hankook Tire Canada Corp. (2009)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1988)
Bon Hee Ku

Bon Hee Ku

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
(& Head of R&D Staff Office)

Mr. Lee is in charge of the Business Infrastructure Division, which plays a key role in Hankook Tire’s sustainable growth.

He has led innovative transformations in the organization’s corporate culture and has contributed to the global growth of Hankook Tire by creating an advanced IT infrastructure and by incorporating a global production system, introducing enterprise resource planning, and implementing corporate social responsibility principles for sustainable management.

  • Senior Vice President of Business Infrastructure Division (2012-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Management and Innovation (2010)
  • Managing Director of Strategy and Planning Division (2006)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (2000)
  • Worked at Arthur Anderson Korea (1998)
Hyun Jun Cho

Hyun Jun Cho

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Head of Original
Equipment Division

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Hyun Cheol Kim

Hyun Cheol Kim

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Head of China Headquarters

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Jong Yune Kim

Jong Yune Kim

Hankook Tire & Technology
Vice President
Head of HR Division

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Suk Joon Won

Suk Joon Won

Hankook Tire & Technology
Executive Vice President
Head of Car Life Business Headquarters

Mr. Lee served as a director of Hankook Tire’s Saudi Arabia and France operations, and has played a critical role in establishing market strategies for the global headquarters. After serving as the chief operating officer of the U.S. Headquarters, he is now serving as the chief operating officer of the China Regional Headquarters.

During his role as chief operating officer in the America Regional Headquarters, he played a major part in enhancing the brand image and improving sales of Hankook Tire. In his current position in China, he is expanding the distribution network, augmenting the production base, and burnishing Hankook Tire’s reputation.

  • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of China Regional Headquarters (2013-present)
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of America Regional Headquarters (2012)
  • Managing Director of Marketing (2007)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1987)
Ho Sung Suh

Ho Sung Suh

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Mr. Seo serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning Division at Hankook Tire Worldwide and is responsible for leading the direction of global growth and the execution of business strategy of the Hankook Tire Group. With more than 10 years of business experience and expertise gained while heading the strategy, marketing, and business management divisions of financial companies, Mr. Seo has been placed in charge of the company’s strategy and is playing a key role in helping the company leap forward to become the world’s leading tire company.

  • Senior Vice President of the Corporate Strategic Planning Division, Hankook Tire Worldwide (2015~present)
  •  Joined Hankook Tire (2015)
  •  HMC Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Life (2008 ~ 14)
  •  Hyundai Card Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Capital Services Inc. (2002 ~ 07)
Yong Hak Kim

Yong Hak Kim

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Chief Innovation Officer

After joining Hankook Tire in 1978, Mr. Park served in several important positions in the operations and marketing divisions, and since 2011 has served as the chief operating officer of the Korea Regional Headquarters.

He also successfully launched T’ station, which is Hankook Tire’s distribution channel, to promote the company’s premium total tire service to customers, and helped position Hankook Tire through effective marketing programs.

  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Korea Regional Headquarters (2011-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations of Korea Regional Headquarters (2010)
  • Managing Director of Marketing and Operations of Korea Regional Headquarters (2003)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1978)
Sang Hoon Lee

Sang Hoon Lee

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Head of Europe Headquarters

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Hak Joo Kim

Hak Joo Kim

Hankook Tire & Technology
Senior Vice President
Head of Quality Division

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)
Jeong Soo Kang

Jeong Soo Kang

Hankook Tire & Technology
Vice President
Head of Asia-Pacfic,
Africa & Middle East Division

Mr. Song joined Hankook Tire’s Daejeon plant in 1980, and since then, has worked at company’s strategic production bases in Jiaxing and Jiangsu. He is currently the executive vice president in charge of the Product and Engineering Division.

Mr. Song has strong expertise in standardizing the operational processes of production facilities to achieve economies of scale efficiency and is further expanding this system to overseas production bases.

  • Executive Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2015-present)
  • Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Division (2012-2014)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2009)
  • Managing Director of Jiangsu Factory (2006)
  • Managing Director of Geumsan Factory (2005)
  • Managing Director of Daejeon Factory (2004)
  • Managing Director of Jiaxing Factory (2004)
  • Joined Hankook Tire (1980)

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