South Korean auto major, Hyundai Motor Company, has approved the appointment of Unsoo Kim as the new Managing Director of its India operations with effect from January 1, 2022.

A statement explained that Unsoo Kim, currently with the parent company in South Korea, will replace Seon Seob Kim who will lead a global role at Hyundai Motor Company headquarters in Seoul after his successful stint of three years in India, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL).

On November 30, 2018, SS Kim took the position of CEO & Managing Director, Hyundai India after YK Koo has stepped down from his position to take up new role at the headquarters in Korea.

Available information indicates that he kickstarted the company’s electric mobility journey in India with the launch of Kona, all-electric SUV.

He also played a key role in the launch of the company’s mid-sized SUV Creta and compact SUV Venue, apart from the launches of hatchbacks Grand i10 Nios and New i20, among others