Park has replaced YS Kim and will be responsible for sales, marketing, service and development of the Kia Motors network; effective appointment immediately.
Kia Motors India (KMI) today announced the appointment of Tae Jin Park as CEO and Sales Director of the company, and immediately confidential. Park replaced Yong S Kim, who was instrumental in establishing the Kia brand in India.
According to the company, Park will be responsible for increasing sales, marketing, service and development of the Kia automobile network in the country.
Kia Motors India says Kim helped position the brand among the top five automakers in just four months of operations, and will now return to the company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
The manufacturer says that the new appointment will ensure that Kia maintains the positive momentum it has gained in the Indian market. Park has more than 30 years of experience in the auto industry in his new position, having recently served at Kia Motor Corporation’s headquarters as head of operations for the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prior to that, Park held the position of Chief Sales Officer, Kia Motors Mexico.
Commenting on the appointment, Kookhyun Shim, managing director and CEO of Kia Motors India said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tae-Jin Park as ED and CSO for Kia Motors India. He brings enormous knowledge of global markets and experience in entering a new market. We have seen a huge demand for Seltos in India and the love of the Kia brand is constantly increasing. We are sure that Park will join Kia and it will become stronger and stronger. Celtus and find a place for Kia cars in many homes in India.