Hyundai names new chief for U.S. operations


DETROIT, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday said it had named a new executive to head its North American operations. Hyundai Motor America said Jong Eun Kim would become president and chief executive of the Fountain Valley, California-based arm of the South Korean automaker. Kim replaces Ok Suk Koh, who was named to head operations in China for Hyundai affiliate Kia Motors Corp. . The changes are effective on Jan. 1, Hyundai said in a statement.

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