New human resources director at Hankook Tire Europe

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Hankook has appointed Thomas Jacobi as the new human resources director at its European headquarters in Neu-Isenburg.

Jacobi has more than 13 years of experience in human resources management. Following his degree in law, in which he specializes in the protection of industrial property and European law, the 43-year-old worked as a senior human resources specialist in an electronics company and as HR generalist for the EMEA in a company for navigation development after passing his bar examination. Prior to taking on the role as HR director at Hankook Tire, Jacobi was senior regional director for the EMEA region for a global telecommunications company.

“We would like to give Mr Jacobi a warm welcome to his new position at Hankook,” said Han-Jun Kim, president of Hankook Tire Europe. “In him, we have found the right successor for this position with an abundance of experience and expertise we can trust and build on, to further our human resources strategy in Europe, which is Hankook’s largest and most important region.

“Thanks to his international experience, including comprehensive knowledge in the fields of change management and organization development, he has the outstanding credentials necessary to be able to set the right focus in this key position.”

Jacobi commented, “I am happy to be taking on the task of human resources director for Hankook in Europe. I am looking forward to contributing my experience in such an internationally successful company.

“It will be important to further promote the cultural change that has already been initiated and to extend recruiting efforts. As a motorsport and vintage car enthusiast, I am fully aware that the branch has high expectations of the technical know-how of its employees. This will be one of the focuses of human resources development.”

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