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Hyundai Motor appoints ex-Nissan exec as global COO

Autos 08:58 April 19, 2019

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Friday it has appointed a former Nissan Motor executive as global chief operating officer to revive sales in the Americas.

Jose Munoz, who formerly served as chief performance officer at Nissan, will join Hyundai on May 1 to boost sales in the North American and Latin American markets, the company said in a statement.

The 54-year-old Spain native is expected to improve lackluster sales, particularly in the United States, and enhance profitability based on his expertise and know-how in global automobile business operations, it said.

Hyundai's new COO Jose Munoz for the Americas (Yonhap)

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