Kia has appointed David Ovenden as its new UK sales director. Ovenden has spent most of his automotive career at the Volkswagen Group where he has held senior positions at Skoda, where he was head of operations, and Audi.
His responsibilities include developing and managing the Kia dealer network, heading up a 42-strong sales team and contributing at board level to the development of corporate strategy and growth. He will report to commercial director Yaser Shabsogh.
"I am delighted to be joining Kia at such an exciting time in the brand's development and very much looking forward to working with the sales team and the dealer network to continue the strong sales record of recent years and helping Kia to reach its ambition of 100,000 cars a year," said Ovenden.