Sang Yup Lee is an American-based Korean-born industrial designer. In 1995 he came to America to study Transportation design at the Art Center in Pasadena. He would later take a job with Porsche and Pininfarina in Europe before moving back stateside to work at General Motors. He had a 10-year tenure at GM, producing such works as the 50th Anniversary Stingray concept and the 2004 Buick Velite Concept. His most notable work, however, is the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center[]

SangYup Lee is the head of the Hyundai Global Design Center and a Senior Vice President at Hyundai Motor Company. In this role, Mr. Lee is in charge of enhancing the design competitiveness of both the Hyundai and Genesis brands. Prior to this appointment, Lee worked for Bentley as its exterior designer.

Lee also served as Chief Exterior Designer of VW/Audi’s Advanced studio in California for Volkswagen AG prior to joining Hyundai and was also employed with General Motors Corporation. His design work includes the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Bentley's Bentayga SUV.

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