Kia Motors India (KMI) has
announced the appointment of Kookhyun Shim as Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer with immediate effect. Shim will be responsible for driving
Kia Motors’ expansion in the Indian market.
Shim will play a leading role
in ensuring KMI’s projected timeline and schedule of operations is achieved. He
will also oversee the construction of Kia Motor’s first manufacturing facility
in India, to help strengthen the company’s position in the fifth largest global
automotive market. Kia’s future development in the Indian market will be
supported by a US$ 1.1 billion investment.
Shim, 58, brings over 30
years’ experience in the automotive industry to his new role, having most
recently served as Head of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Plant Coordination
Group. Prior to this, he was responsible for the head coordinator of Kia
production in Slovakia.
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