Ho-sung Song Appointed President Kia Motor Corporation

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  • Published On: 28 March 2020
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Kia Motor Corporation announce appointment of Ho-sung Song as its President.

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that it has promoted Ho-sung Song current Head of Global Operations Division to President of the company. According to the organization Ho-sung Song would lead the advancement of ‘Plan S’, the company’s mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry.

With the main focus on electric vehicles and mobility solutions, Song brings to the table an extensive experience across the automotive value chain and  overseas operations. Before being the Head of Global Operations, Ho-sung Song held various other positions that included President of Kia Motors Europe and Head of Kia Motors Corporation Export Planning Group.  

Under Plan S Strategy, the company aims to target a shift toward electric and autonomous vehicles from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles. By the end of 2025, the manufacturer plans to offer a full line-up of 11 battery electric vehicles. With these models, Kia is looking to achieve a 6.6% share of the global EV market (excluding China), while also attaining a 25% share of its sales from its eco-friendly cars. The automaker further stated that Han-woo Park will shift to an advisory role and continue to support the company’s business objectives.

Author: Prithvi Radhakrishna

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