Hyundai Motor Group chair wins Automotive News’ Industry Leader award

Hyundai Motor Group chair wins Automotive News’ Industry Leader award

Hyundai Motor Group’s executive chair, Euisun Chung, has been chosen as winner of the Industry Leader category in the 2023 Automotive News All-Stars awards.

For 40 years, Automotive News All-Stars has honoured visionary figures in the mobility industry who have demonstrated an exceptional contribution to progress and shaping change, with Chung voted this year’s recipient of the Industry Leader title.

An All-Stars Industry Leader must have exhibited operational excellence in their respective area, with the winner having shown significant impact on the industry. The Industry Leader field recognizes individuals at the highest level of their organisations, honouring the top-most executive who has shown extraordinary leadership.

“I’d like to thank the Automotive News team for this special award – it is an honour to be named the 2023 All-Stars Industry Leader,” said Chung. “This award is in recognition of the entire Hyundai Motor Group family and partners all around the world who have worked so hard and devoted themselves to making sure that we achieve our vision of smart, sustainable mobility and progress for humanity.”

The Industry Leader award signals Chung’s driving role in advancing technology and sustainability as part of the Hyundai Motor Group’s vision for future mobility. “Hyundai Motor Group — and its stable of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands — has blossomed into an industry innovator,” Automotive News said.

“Under executive chair Euisun Chung, this industry juggernaut is putting the ‘new’ into new mobility, with global leadership and a slew of tomorrow’s technologies. Executive chair Chung (53) is putting the world’s third-largest auto group on the map for electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen power, in addition to luxury cars and Purpose-Built Vehicles (PBVs).”

Automotive News also recognized the Group’s aims in its next steps to achieve its goal as a smart, sustainable mobility provider, highlighting that with “advanced robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), his concepts are bold, futuristic and abstract, creating a ‘Mobility of Things’ that covers movement in all forms.”

Chung joins previous recipients of the All-Stars Industry Leader title, including Ford executive chair, Bill Ford, in 2020; General Motors chair and CEO, Mary Barra, in 2018; and then Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO, Sergio Marchionne, in 2014. 

As the Group continues its transition towards a smart and sustainable future of mobility, with a focus on benefiting global society, Chung has overseen these initial steps, resulting in significant change already in leading Hyundai Motor Group on its transformational journey.

Chung’s vision in this area has been reflected by several other industry honours bestowed on him, including MotorTrend ‘Person of the Year’ in 2023 and ‘Visionary of the Year’ at Newsweek’s World’s Greatest Auto Disruptors Awards 2022. He was also presented the highly respected Issigonis Trophy by Autocar in the UK in 2021.

Profile: Hyundai Motor Group executive chair Euisun Chung

Experience

2020 | Executive chair, Hyundai Motor Group

2018 | Executive vice chair, Hyundai Motor Group

2009 | Vice chair, Hyundai Motor Company

2005 | President, Kia Corporation

Other awards

2023. 11 | Commander of the Order of the British Empire

2023. 11 | Automotive News All-Stars “Industry Leader” award

2023. 01 | Recipient of MotorTrend “Person of the Year” award

2022. 04 | Named “Visionary of the Year” at Newsweek’s World’s Greatest Auto Disruptors Awards 2022 2021. 06 | Recipient of Issigonis Trophy at Autocar Awards 2021

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