Kyung Soo (Kenny) Lee is president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, responsible for Hyundai’s U.S. operation. Mr. Lee began his career with Hyundai in 1982 and is one of the most respected leaders in Hyundai’s global operation. He was named President and CEO of HMA in September 2017.
Mr. Lee has nearly two decades of experience in diverse markets around the world including the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining HMA, he served as the president and CEO of Hyundai Translead, a manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, container chassis and converter dollies. He has played crucial roles in various positions in the U.S. for more than 10 years, adding to his expertise in overseas markets.
In his career with Hyundai, he also served in key leadership positions with Kia Motors over a 13-year span, including positions as the president of Kia Motors Spain, president of Kia Motors Latin America and Caribbean regional head office, and senior vice president of Kia Motors Europe operation division.