DOOSAN Infracore Europe (DIEU) has appointed Chris (Kwanhee) Jeong as the company’s new CEO.
He succeeds Charlie Park, who has returned to work for Doosan in South Korea having held the CEO role since 2017.
Chris Jeong joined Doosan in 2006 as a senior corporate strategy manager after completing an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University in America. Doosan said he has made a ‘significant contribution’ to the Doosan Infracore business by leading strategic activities across various markets.
Prior to being named CEO of DIEU, Jeong was Doosan Infracore’s VP and head of sales/marketing & demand planning for emerging markets, where he was tasked with overseeing the sales and marketing and demand planning teams responsible for Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa, CIS/Russia, Latin America, Brazil and India.
He previously spent time with Doosan in Europe from 2009 to 2013. During that time, he headed up Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional strategy. He has also spent part of his career as head of EMEA product management for the excavator business unit.
Chris Jeong said, “I am delighted to be taking on the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of Doosan Infracore Europe and to contribute to the great performance the company has recently been showing, mainly thanks to the continuous support and dedication of the Doosan dealer network and the company’s highly dedicated and professional workforce in Europe.
“We have very competent partners and a great team here, which I am excited to build upon as we continue to develop and implement our plans. Such plans include upgrading the product range through the launch of Stage V machines, continuously enhancing channel competencies to deal with customers’ needs at the endpoint and executing on our strategies to retain sustainable financial stability both for our valuable partners and DIEU. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to power Doosan Infracore forward as a leading construction equipment manufacturer.”