Hyundai Motor India Announces Top Management Changes

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 09, 2012 18:10 hrs

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India:Mr. B. S. Seo is the new Managing Director, HMIL
Mr. H.W. Park named CFO – Kia Motors

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter announced today the appointment of Mr. Bo Shin Seo as the new Managing Director of HMIL with effect from March 5, 2012. Prior to his elevation as managing director Mr. Seo was Executive Director Production -- a position he has held for the two years.

Mr. Seo, takes over from Mr. Han Woo Park who returns to Korea as Chief Financial Officer of Kia Motors.

“I look forward to taking Hyundai Motor India to newer heights and working closely with the extended Hyundai family,” Mr.Seo said.

Speaking about his tenure in India Mr Park said, “I have lived 9 years in India, my long association with HMIL has provided me with an immense amount of learning. I am confident that HMIL will go from strength to strength under Mr. Seo’s leadership,”

Mr. Seo is an engineer by training, in his distinguished career he has been Hyundai’s Production Head at its state-of-the-art Alabama plant in the USA.

About HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets eight passenger car models across segments -- in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10 and the i20, in the A3 segment the Accent and the Verna, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.

HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub, it touched 1 million in exports in about 10 years from starting operations in 1998. It currently exports to more than 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for six years in a row. To cater to rising demand the company commissioned its second plant in February 2008 having an installed capacity of 330,000 units per annum. To support its growth and expansion plans HMIL currently has 341 dealers and 787 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

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Mr. BS Seo

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