Kyong-Jae Lee started his career at Hyundai Motor in 1985. He worked at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing plant in Alabama between 2002 and 2006. He then developed his professional growth at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech until 2012. Since January 2016, he has worked for Kia Motors Slovakia as Vice President of the Production Division. From December 1, 2018 he will also act as the President and CEO.