Hankook Tire Europe is repositioning itself for the new decade and has appointed Sanghoon Lee (53) as Chief Operation Officer (COO) and President. Europe is one of the premium tyre maker’s most important markets worldwide.
Sanghoon Lee previously led the business in the growing Chinese market. At the beginning of the year he succeeded Han-Jun Kim, who will take on new responsibilities within the Hankook Tire & Technology Group.
Sanghoon Lee was COO at Hankook Tire China and before that vice president of sales. He played a pivotal role in the expansion of Hankook’s market share in China, where he was head of the strategy department at the China headquarters in Shanghai from 2011. Sanghoon Lee has been with the company since 1993. He studied public administration at Chung-Ang University in Seoul.
Sanghoon Lee (photo: Hankook)