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Kia appoints new sales director

David Ovenden has joined Kia Motors (UK) as its new sales director at the company’s head office in Weybridge, Surrey.

Ovenden reports to commercial director Yaser Shabsogh and will head up a team of 42- and takes on the responsibility of developing and managing the Kia dealer network.

The role encompasses all sales channels including retail, fleet, new and used cars as well as contributing at board level to the development of corporate strategy and growth.

Ovenden commented: “I am 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.”

Ovenden has spent more than 23 years working within the VW Group across all four brands and spent six years at Skoda as UK head of operations.

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