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Apollo appoints Martha Desmond as Chief Human Resources Officer

Leading tyre manufacturer Apollo today announced the appointment of Martha Desmond as their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), replacing Tapan Mitra, who retires from the post by the end of this year. Martha will take care of all HR aspects in the organisation, in addition to being a member of the company’s Management Board. Martha will be based out of the company’s office in London and will report directly to Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD, Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Speaking about her appointment, Martha Desmond, Chief Human Resources Officer, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “Having witnessed the company’s impressive growth in the past few years, I look forward to driving continuous improvement and innovations in HR practices and processes in the organisation.”

Before joining Apollo, Martha’s was with Genel Energy, where she worked as Human Resource Director. Prior to that, she was associated with BG Group as Human Resource Director and later, as Deputy Managing Director for the group’s Exploration and Production Division in Mumbai. Apart from these, she has also worked with RWE Thames Water, HFC Bank and Resourcing Solutions in various capacities based out of UK. 

On her appointment, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said “We believe that people are our biggest assets who would help the organisation with its next phase of growth. I am confident that Martha, with her vast experience across geographies, will help us improve on our global HR systems and processes, at the same time, make Apollo Tyres a highly people-centric organisation.”

Source : CarDekho