BUSINESS

BMW appoints director for new strategic planning team

By Julie Kim Jackson
  • Published : Mar 13, 2017 - 14:49
  • Updated : Mar 13, 2017 - 17:56
BMW Group Korea announced Monday its plans to establish a strategic planning team and the appointment of Choi Il-yong as its director.

Choi has 20 years of experience working as a specialist in business development and strategic planning in the field of information technology, according to BMW. He is slated to take up the post on April 3. He formerly worked for Samsung SDI, IBM Korea and SK Energy.

Choi Il-yong (Yonhap)

The new strategic planning team is expected to take charge of corporate strategies based on the future direction of the BMW Group, including digitization, the next-generation of electric vehicles and autonomous driving technology.

The company also announced that BMW’s marketing department will be led by Dr. Wolfgang Hacker starting June 1. Hacker joined the BMW Group in 2002 and has since been responsible for component work for the BMW X3 and 7 series. He was also head product manager for the new BMW 5 series.

By Julie Jackson (juliejackson@heraldcorp.com)