Hyunbum Cho

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

Hyunbum Cho

Hyunbum Cho

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

Biography

CHO, Hyunbum

(Present) Hankook Tire & Technology President & CEO
(Present) Hankook Technology Group President & COO

* 1998 Joined Hankook Tire
* 2001 Advertising & PR Team, Team Manager
* 2004 Head of Marketing Staff Office, Vice President
* 2006 Head of Corporate Strategy Staff Office, Executive Vice President
* 2007 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office, Executive Vice President
* 2012 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office, President
* 2013 Head of Marketing Staff Office & Head of Corporate Management Staff Office, President
* 2016 Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Staff Office (HWW) & Head of Corporate Management Staff Office (HKT), President
* 2017 Hankook Tire Worldwide COO/CSFO
* 2018 Hankook Tire President & CEO, Hankook Tire Worldwide President

Overview
Career Highlights

Hankook Technology Group Co., Ltd.
Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

RelSci Relationships

124

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

01/1972

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

Relationships
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Chairman at Hankook Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hankook Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

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Professor at Yonsei University

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Group Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman at Hankook Tyre Australia Pty Ltd.

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Senior Managing Director & Head-Marketing at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

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Executive Vice President Head of Production & Engineering Staff Office at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

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Senior Vice President Head of Europe Headquarters at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.

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Director at Hankook Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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Independent Director at Hankook Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.
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Hankook Tire (CEO: Seung Hwa Suh) is the seventh largest and one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world. It produces innovative, superior quality, and high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and for automobile motorsport. It invests approximately five per cent of revenue in research and development and develops cutting-edge technologies through its five global R&D Centers meeting regional customer demands and enhancing customer satisfaction. Selling in 185 countries around the world, the company has more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 70 percent of revenue comes from growing overseas sales. Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. Fast Facts Seventh largest tire manufacturer in the world. Recorded sales of USD 3.7 billion in 2008, an increase of 5.1 percent from USD 3.5 billion in 2007 Hankook plans to increase production globally by 5 million units, manufacturing 78 million tires in 2009 Developer and manufacturer of radial tires for passenger cars, light trucks (SUVs, RVs, etc.), trucks, buses and motorsports vehicles; it aims to produce 74 million tires in 2008 and currently sells tires in 185 countries with 14,000 employees globally 5 production facilities, located in China, Hungary and Korea 60 sales offices, 13 sales subsidiaries, five R &D centers, two OE offices 6 percent of employees dedicated to and 5 percent of its revenues invested in R&D Performing remarkably in China’s passenger-car radial-tire market, with a 25 percent share, making it the market leade

Education
Undergraduate Degree

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

HANKOOK TIRE & TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of tires. It operates through Automotive Parts and Others Business divisions. The Automotive Parts division provides tires and battery tubes for automobiles. The Others division offers rentals, research and development, services, and others. The company was founded on September 3, 2012 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Chief Operating Officer
Current

Hankook Tire (CEO: Seung Hwa Suh) is the seventh largest and one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world. It produces innovative, superior quality, and high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and for automobile motorsport. It invests approximately five per cent of revenue in research and development and develops cutting-edge technologies through its five global R&D Centers meeting regional customer demands and enhancing customer satisfaction. Selling in 185 countries around the world, the company has more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 70 percent of revenue comes from growing overseas sales. Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. Fast Facts Seventh largest tire manufacturer in the world. Recorded sales of USD 3.7 billion in 2008, an increase of 5.1 percent from USD 3.5 billion in 2007 Hankook plans to increase production globally by 5 million units, manufacturing 78 million tires in 2009 Developer and manufacturer of radial tires for passenger cars, light trucks (SUVs, RVs, etc.), trucks, buses and motorsports vehicles; it aims to produce 74 million tires in 2008 and currently sells tires in 185 countries with 14,000 employees globally 5 production facilities, located in China, Hungary and Korea 60 sales offices, 13 sales subsidiaries, five R &D centers, two OE offices 6 percent of employees dedicated to and 5 percent of its revenues invested in R&D Performing remarkably in China’s passenger-car radial-tire market, with a 25 percent share, making it the market leade

Boards & Committees
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
2019 - Current

Hankook Tire (CEO: Seung Hwa Suh) is the seventh largest and one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world. It produces innovative, superior quality, and high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and for automobile motorsport. It invests approximately five per cent of revenue in research and development and develops cutting-edge technologies through its five global R&D Centers meeting regional customer demands and enhancing customer satisfaction. Selling in 185 countries around the world, the company has more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 70 percent of revenue comes from growing overseas sales. Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. Fast Facts Seventh largest tire manufacturer in the world. Recorded sales of USD 3.7 billion in 2008, an increase of 5.1 percent from USD 3.5 billion in 2007 Hankook plans to increase production globally by 5 million units, manufacturing 78 million tires in 2009 Developer and manufacturer of radial tires for passenger cars, light trucks (SUVs, RVs, etc.), trucks, buses and motorsports vehicles; it aims to produce 74 million tires in 2008 and currently sells tires in 185 countries with 14,000 employees globally 5 production facilities, located in China, Hungary and Korea 60 sales offices, 13 sales subsidiaries, five R &D centers, two OE offices 6 percent of employees dedicated to and 5 percent of its revenues invested in R&D Performing remarkably in China’s passenger-car radial-tire market, with a 25 percent share, making it the market leade

Director
Current

Fws Asset Management engages in the investment advisory business. The company was founded on October 06, 2005 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #50
2014
Forbes Magazine - South Korea's 50 Richest
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