Hyundai CEO appointed as Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council

Hyundai Motor's CEO Jaehoon Chang is now Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, focusing on global hydrogen demand and trade.

Hyundai CEO appointed as Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council
(L-R) Yoshinori Kanehana, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.; Sanjiv Lamba, Linde; Ivana Jemelkova, Hydrogen Council; Jaehoon Chang, Hyundai Motor Company

Brussels/Seoul- The Hydrogen Council has announced Hyundai Motor Company., President and CEO Jaehoon Chang as its new Co-Chair, joining Sanjiv Lamba, CEO of Linde.

The two Co-Chairs will collaborate with member CEOs to unlock global hydrogen demand and create a framework for international trade and investment. President and CEO Chang succeeds Yoshinori Kanehana, who served as Co-Chair for two and a half years, following Euisun Chung's leadership from January 2019 to July 2020.

Hyundai Motor, dedicated to hydrogen since 1998, has achieved key milestones developing a fuel cell stack (2004), mass-producing the Tucson ix35 FCEV (2013), the NEXO FCEV (2018), and the XCIENT Fuel Cell truck (2020). 

At CES 2024, Hyundai Motor announced plans to expand HTWO, its hydrogen fuel cell system brand. In May, it shared its hydrogen vision at ACT Expo 2024 and introduced its U.S. clean logistics business. Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks have surpassed 10 million km in Swiss operations, showcasing their hydrogen technology's reliability. 

Hyundai Motor President and CEO Jaehoon Chang, now Co-Chair of the Hydrogen Council, actively promotes a hydrogen economy and will collaborate with member CEOs to boost global hydrogen trade and investment. 

Mr. Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, said “The Hydrogen Council is a crucial initiative in our global energy transition effort. I am delighted to be appointed as Co-Chair and I look forward to working with fellow hydrogen leaders to drive innovation and advance deployment.”