Tae-Jin replaces Kookhyun Shim as the MD and CEO of KIA India
Tae-Jin Park, Executive Director and Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer (CSBO), has been promoted to Managing Director and CEO of Kia India, effective October 4, 2021 Kia India (KIN) announced on Thursday.
Tae-Jin will follow Kookhyun Shim, Kia India's current MD and CEO, who has been with the company since January 2020. Shim was instrumental in bringing the brand to the Indian market. He was also in charge of Kia's activities in India, overseeing the completion of the company's production site in Andhra Pradesh. Kookhyun is rumored to be retiring and returning to Korea.
As the next Managing Director and CEO of the company, Tae-Jin Park will succeed Shim. Park will be in charge of helping Kia expand and grow in the Indian market in the future. His responsibilities will allow him to control all manufacturing, product strategy and development, business planning, and sales operations in India.