Chung Eui-sun

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Chung Eui-sun
Born (1970-10-18) 18 October 1970 (age 48)
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Alma materKorea University
University of San Francisco
OccupationExecutive Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Company
Net worth$2.5 billion (September 2018)[1]
Parent(s)Chung Mong-koo, Lee Jung-hwa (deceased)
Chung Eui-sun
Revised RomanizationJeong Ui-seon
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Ŭisŏn

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


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


  • 2018–present: Chief Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group
  • 2009–2018: 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, US)
  • 1997–1999: Itochu Corporation (New York, US)

From 2005 to 2009, Chung was the president of Kia Motors Corp, a 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.[1]

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Personal life[edit]

Chung is married, with two children, and lives in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Chung Eui-Sun". Forbes. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ John Lippert; Alan Ohnsman; Rose Kim (March 1, 2012). "Billionaire Chung Proving Hyundai No Joke Aiming for BMW". Bloomberg Business.