Kim Tae-wan is GM Daewoo Vice President for Design

Automotive Design 5 Jul 2008
Kim Tae-wan is GM Daewoo Vice President for Design

Kim Tae-Wan has been appointed GM Daewoo Vice President for Design. Working with Daewoo since 2006, his previous position was Managing Director for Design Operations.


Kim was appointed Managing Director for Design Operations in February 2007. He joined GM Daewoo in January 2006 as Director of Advanced Design. In November 2006, he was appointed Director of Exterior Design.

About Tae-Wan Kim

Born in Seoul in 1960, Tae-Wan Kim has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in transportation design from BrighamYoungUniversity in the United States and a master’s degree in vehicle design from the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom.

Tae-Wan Kim Kim started his career in International Automotive Design in United Kingdom in 1991. He was involved in designing various Japanese and European automobiles, including British Airway’s First Class seat design.

While working at International Automotive Design, he worked in various locations, such as in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia.

From 1995, he started working as the chief exterior designer in Daewoo and led the exterior design of Magnus, Lacetti, Kalos and Matiz.

In 2000, he moved to FIAT and participated in numerous car designs such as Cinquecento, Punto, Ducato and etc.

In January 2006, he joined GMDAT as the director of Advanced Design. In November 2006, he was appointed to the Director of Exterior Design in GMDAT.

In February 2007, he was appointed to the Managing Director, the head of GMDAT Design and in June 2008, appointed to Vice President of GMDAT Design.

Tae-Wan holds a master’s degree in Vehicle Design from Royal College of Art and a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in Transport Design from Brigham Young University.

(Source: GM Daewoo)

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