Born on January 29, 1958, Han Woo Park obtained a degree in business administration from the University of Dankook in Seoul, South Korea. He joined the Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul, in 1982 and has been involved in the company's costing, auditing and financial operations ever since. Park steadily worked his way up and, in 2003, was appointed as the chief financial officer at Hyundai Motor India Limited. He has played a stellar role in the company's progress in this country.

Little wonder then that Park's seven years in India have given him a broad understanding of the market and its vagaries and now, as MD and CEO of the company, his main priority is to boost the company's domestic performance.

Park is now concentrating on boosting Hyundai sales. He is working towards launching a new model every year while upgrading the current ones. Also in the offing this year are the new Sonata and the Santa Fe. Ironical though it may sound, Park prefers to live in Chennai rather than in Seoul. This speaks volumes about how much he likes India and that is also why we have high expectations of him.