Kookhyun Shim

MD and CEO, Kia Mo­tors In­dia

Car India - - FEATURE -

As the MD and CEO of Kia Mo­tors In­dia, Kookhyun Shim has been given the con­sid­er­able task of es­tab­lish­ing and ex­pand­ing the com­pany’s op­er­a­tions. He will be at the fore­front of Kia’s first In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Andhra Pradesh and will be re­spon­si­ble for al­lo­ca­tion of the $1.1 bil­lion (Rs 7,150 crore) that the Korean firm has ear­marked for their In­dian op­er­a­tions.

Shim has over three decades of ex­pe­ri­ence in the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor, hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked as head of Kia Mo­tors Man­u­fac­tur­ing Ge­or­gia Plant Co­or­di­na­tion Group and as head co-or­di­na­tor of Kia pro­duc­tion in Slo­vakia. The Kia Mo­tors In­dia man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity is ex­pected to be­come op­er­a­tional next year and, with a ca­pac­ity of about 3,00,000 units per an­num, it is clear that the com­pany has big plans for In­dia.

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