Lee Kang Hyun

A dedicated businessman with great passion for his work, Lee Kang Hyun is not only the vice president and COO of Hyundai Motor Asia Pacific HQ, but also the president of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia. The stay-at-home situation has changed daily life for this busy man, and he talked to us about how he is adjusting.

Q: How has the stay-at-home situation changed your daily life?
A: I was a businessman who was always busy. Suddenly staying at home for more than two weeks seems to make people feel lethargic.

Q: What activities do you like to do now that you have to stay at home more?
A: I wake up at the same time as when I go to work every morning. and during the morning I do my office work by video call or email. During lunchtime, I do physical exercises in my room. Then I check my email again in the afternoon and practice my golf swing.

Q: Please share your tips on what to do to stay positive at home.
A: Usually, I drink at a restaurant with my colleagues for dinner, but now I have dinner with my family at home every day, so I have more time to talk with my family without drinking. After the meal, the family takes turns doing dishes and our relationship seems to have become more intimate.

Q: Do you have any tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
A: I usually work out at the gym without having lunch. I’m not a person who has a very physical job, so exercising without lunch seems to make my mind and body healthier and clearer.

Q: Since you have to stay at home more, what do you miss most from normal life?
A: Social encounters with close friends, such as golf and dinner, that are no longer possible.

Q: What is the first country you want to visit after the quarantine is over and why?
A: I want to go to Korea first. I want to see how my family is doing and as part of my new job I want to meet the employees at the Korean headquarters.