KYMCO is the abbreviation and a global brand under Kwang Yang Motor Company, headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
KYMCO celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2014 with the appointment of Allen Ko as the new Chairman of the Global Powersports Brand. Over the past five decades, KYMCO has successfully marketed more than 10 million scooters, motorcycles, e-bikes, side-by-sides and ATVs in 100 countries, with an annual sales revenue exceeding (US)$ 1 billion.
Mr. Ko’s enthusiastic interest in powersports dates back to his youth. He took training courses on motorcycle mechanics and maintenance, worked part-time in auto repair shops, participated in rider club activities and drove race cars. His active involvement in powersports has given him first-hand experience that has helped him gain a deep understanding of his customers.
His professional career began at KYMCO from the ground level up. He started in the Computer Center where he led the development of IT infrastructure for the entire sales network in Taiwan. Later, he moved to the Strategic & Business Planning Division, where he traveled worldwide to develop collaboration, joint venture and strategic investment opportunities.