A founding member of the Hydrogen Council , Hyundai has been at the forefront of hydrogen momentum for nearly half of the company’s existence, the company said.

BRUSSELS, June 18 (The CONNECT)  – The Hydrogen Council has announced that Hyundai Motor Company president and CEO Jaehoon Chang will be its new Co-Chair, joining Sanjiv Lamba, CEO of Linde.

The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to accelerate the clean energy transition. It brings together a diverse group of 140 companies from 20 countries across Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Together, the two Co-Chairs will work closely with member CEOs as the Council enters its next chapter focused on unlocking demand for hydrogen and creating a framework for global trade and accelerated investment.

Chang 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 bring the Council’s vision to life and expand the positive impact of hydrogen around the world.”

A founding member of the Hydrogen Council, Hyundai has been at the forefront of hydrogen momentum for nearly half of the company’s existence, achieving many firsts, including the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric passenger and heavy-duty vehicles (FCEVs), holding the world’s top-selling record.

The company’s commitment to the realization of a hydrogen society extends to the entire hydrogen value chain beyond mobility, providing business solutions from production to storage, transportation, and utilization. Hyundai’s leadership across the value chain positions the company uniquely as a global energy transition leader beyond being the primary offtaker.

The leadership change took place at the Hydrogen Council’s annual CEO event last week. More than 200 CEOs and senior executives from the world’s leading businesses and investors in hydrogen gathered in Berlin, Germany to take stock of progress, discuss practical solutions, and demonstrate a renewed commitment to collaboration.