Hyundai President Joins Board of Management

By Staff Writer May 03, 2022

José Muñoz, president & COO of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), has joined HMC's board of management. In his new role, he will be responsible for driving greater performance in key strategic regions, including Europe, India and the Middle East and Africa. Also, Mr. Muñoz will lead global talent acquisition & management to recruit and retain core talent in new technology-based businesses. To accelerate and maximize global operational performance, he will lead global sales, service, product planning as part of the Global Business Operations Division.

Hyundai Motor Company has expanded the responsibilities of its global COO José Muñoz.

He will also launch the new global product line management and product director office. He will remain the president and CEO of Hyundai and Genesis Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America.

Muñoz will be a member of the Board of Directors of Motional, a joint venture between automotive technology expert Aptiv and the Hyundai Motor Group effective May 10. He will also become a member of the Hyundai Motor Company Board of Directors following the approval of the general shareholder's meeting in March 2023. 

Since joining Hyundai in 2019, Muñoz led the dramatic turnaround of sales by enhancing operations and strengthening the dealer networks in North, Central and South America.

"Jose is a definitely proven leader and we expect his expanded role will greatly enhance our global operational excellence," said Jaehoon Chang, president and CEO.

With his expanded role, Muñoz will be based in the United States and South Korea.

Prior to joining Hyundai, Muñoz was the Chief Performance Officer for Nissan Motor Corporation and the Chairman of Nissan China and North America.

Muñoz, 56, a native of Spain, earned his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and earned an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.

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