AFRICA – Hyundai Motor Company has announced the appointment of Bang Sun Jeong as the new Vice President of the Middle East and Africa region.

Jeong replaces Mike Song, who recently got promoted, and will now work with the Genesis Division Headquarters. According to the company, Jeong will oversee the day-to-day operations and will be responsible for strengthening Hyundai’s presence and brand value across the region.

Prior to this appointment, Jeong worked as Hyundai’s Vice President of Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East Operations Division and also held the Executive Director – sales and marketing role for Hyundai Motor India. He has also served in different positions in Poland and Turkey.

“I am delighted be named as the new Vice President of the Middle East and Africa for Hyundai Motor Company. It is a company that I know very well having gained vast knowledge of the brand during my career,” Jeong commented on his appointment.

“As the Vice President of the Middle East and Africa at such an important phase, I am compelled by a strong responsibility to confront the challenges ahead of us. In 2019, we made solid progress and moved forward despite the challenges faced in the previous year.

“It is essential we build on this success in 2020 and I forward to helping sustain our growth momentum to reach our best sales record, and in doing so, we hope to set a new milestone in our journey.”

Hyundai Motor Company had been reported among the automobile companies which had suspended its resumption time from late January to February 17 as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

With over six plants in the U.S., India, China, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Russia and Brazil, Hyundai Motor is the world’s fifth-largest automaker. It was established in 1967 and has over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates.

Hyundai Motor exports over one million high-quality vehicles ranging from sedans, SUVs, trucks and buses to countries across the globe.