Kia Motors India (KMI) has
appointed Manohar Bhat as Head of Marketing & Sales and Yong S. Kim as
Executive Director, effective immediately. They will be a part of the core
senior management team at KMI and will be instrumental in setting up the India
operations for marketing and sales.
Manohar Bhat joins Kia Motors
India as Head of Marketing & Sales. He will be responsible for marketing,
sales and aftersales service operations. He will work towards building the
brand Kia as a household name in India.
An automotive industry veteran
with twenty five years of experience, Manohar has headed various marketing and
sales functions nationally with major Indian automakers.
In his new role, Yong S. Kim
will be responsible for overseeing the sales function, mid-to long-term
strategic plans of KMI, and coordination with Kia Motors Corporation head
office in South Korea. He will coordinate marketing and sales requirements of
KMI at a corporate level, equipping KMI strengthen its position in the Indian
Kim has thirty years of auto
experience with various global country positions in KMC. With his deep
understanding of the Indian market since he set up operations here in the
initial days of his career, he is well poised to play a vital role in making
Kia a success in India, what will be the third largest auto market in the world
“The appointments of Manohar
Bhat and Yong S. Kim to pivotal senior roles at KMI is the next step in forming
an experienced top management team who will realize KMI’s vision and the big
plans we have for India,” commented Mr. Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO of KMI.
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