Chung Eui-sun

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Chung Eui-sun
Born (1970-10-18) 18 October 1970 (age 47)
Republic of Korea
Nationality Korean
Alma mater Korea University
University of San Francisco
Occupation Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Company
Net worth $3.8 billion (February 2015)[1]
Children 2
Parent(s) Chung Mong-koo, Lee Jung-hwa (deceased)
Relatives 3 sisters
Chung Eui-sun
Hangul 정의선
Hanja 鄭義宣
Revised Romanization Jeong Ui-seon
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Ŭisŏn

Chung Eui-sun (born October 18, 1970), also spelled Chung Eui-son, is a South Korean businessman. He is the vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company and the only son and "heir apparent" of Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung Mong-koo.[2]


Chung received the bachelor's degree in business management administration from Korea University in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco School of Business in 1997.

Professional experience[edit]

  • 2009–present: Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Company
  • 2005–2009: President, Kia Motors Corporation (sister company of Hyundai Motor)
  • 2003–2005: Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai-Kia Corporate Planning Division
  • 2001–2002: Deputy Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor's Domestic Sales & Marketing Division
  • 2001–2002: Deputy Operating Officer, Hyundai-Kia After-Sales Service Division
  • 2000–2002: Deputy Operating Officer, Hyundai Information Technology Center
  • 1999–2001: Director, Hyundai Procurement Planning & Coordination Group
  • 1994–1999: Deputy Manager, Hyundai Precision and Industries Ltd. (San Francisco, USA)
  • 1997–1999: Itochu Corporation (New York, USA)

From 2005 to 2009, Chung was the president of Kia Motors Corp., the subsidiary of Hyundai Motor, which owns 34% of Kia. According to Forbes, Chung is credited with the success of the Kia Cee'd in Europe along with the Soul and the Forte.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chung Eui-Sun". Forbes. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ John Lippert; Alan Ohnsman; Rose Kim (March 1, 2012). "Billionaire Chung Proving Hyundai No Joke Aiming for BMW". Bloomberg Business. 
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