Kia has replaced the head of its Russian division

Moscow. January 12. New President of Kia Motors Rus (LLC “Kia motors Rus”, the Russian subsidiary of South Korean automaker Kia) on January 11, appointed Yong Gyu Pak, said in a statement.

This appointment “will strengthen the leading position of Kia in the Russian automotive market”, govoritsa in the message. Yong Gyu Pak works in Kia for over 30 years, his key specialization – sales.

In 2007, Yong Gyu Pak headed the regional headquarters of Kia in Africa and the middle East, in 2010-2011, the head of sales in export markets in the company Kia Motors Corporation. In 2012 he held the position of President of the regional headquarters in Central and South America.

Before his appointment to the position of President Kia Motors Rus, he was in charge of sales in the joint venture in China Kia (DYK).

Yong Gyu Pak replaced on a post of the President of LLC “Kia motors Rus” hwan Kim, who led the company for nearly four years.

It was reported earlier citing data from the Association of European businesses, sales of Kia in Russia for 11 months of 2015 decreased by 16% compared to the same period in 2014, to 148,285 thousand pieces. in November, the drop was 32% to 14,125 thousand cars.

It was also reported that sales of passenger cars and LCV in Russia in November of 2015 decreased 42.7% compared with November last year to 131,572 thousand In the first 11 months were sold in the country at 34.5% of cars less, than for the same period a year earlier to 1 million 454 thousand 253 PCs.

Kia collects in the Russian Federation sedans and hatchbacks Rio at Hyundai plant in St. Petersburg, as well as a number of models at the facilities of Kaliningrad “Avtotor”.