Chung Mong-koo

Chung Mong-Koo

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Chung Mong-koo

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Chung Mong Koo (March 19, 1938 in Kangwon province) is the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, the largest carmaker in South Korea. The Hyundai Motor Group is consist of 42 subsidiaries and it is second largest Chaebol in South Korea. Chung succeeded his father, Chung Ju-yung, founder of what would become the Hyundai Conglomerate (in Korean,"Chaebol") When the conglomerate split into several parts in 1999, Chung Monk Koo took over the Hyundai Motor business. He is eldest surviving son of Chung Ju-yung's eight sons.

Chung Mong Koo is much credited with improving the reputation, perception and sales of Hyundai vehicles by shifting the automaker's emphasis from production to quality.

Professional Experience

  • 2000 ~ Present : Chairman & CEO of Hyundai Motor Co. & Kia Motors Corp.
  • 1996 ~ 1998 : Chairman of Hyundai Group
  • 1987 ~ 1998 : CEO, Hyundai Motor Service
  • 1986 : CEO, Incheon Iron & Steel
  • 1981 : CEO, Hyundai Pipe
  • 1977 : CEO, Hyundai Precision & Industry


  • 2001 : Honorary Ph.D (National University of Mongolia)
  • 2000 : Honorary Ph.D (Korea University)
  • 1989 : Honorary Ph D (University of Connecticut)
  • 1967 : Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Hanyang University)
  • 1959 : Kyung Bok High School

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 : Van Fleet Award, The Korea Society
  • 2008 ~ present : Honorary Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Expo 2012 Yeosu
  • 2001 : Awarded Distinguished Service Citation by Detroit’s Automotive Hall......
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