MRF chief chosen as chairman of tyre manufacturers' body

K M Mammen, Chairman & Managing Director, MRF Ltd has been elected as Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association (ATMA), national industry body for automotive tyre sector in India. Meanwhile, Satish Sharma, President (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) Apollo Tyres Ltd has been elected as Vice Chairman of ATMA.

Mammen is the eldest son of the late Founder Chairman of MRF and he has held various executive positions in business associations in the country including as President of the Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce. He is currently an executive member on the board of FICCI and a member on the Board of the Madras Christian College.

Sharma joined Apollo Tyres in 1997 and took over as Chief India Operations in 2006 before being re-designated as President for Asia Pacific, Middle East& Africa region in early 2014.

Set up in 1975, ATMA is amongst the most active national industry bodies in the country representing Rs 50,000 crore automotive tyre industry. Eleven large tyre companies comprising mix of Indian and International tyre majors and representing over 90 per cent of production of tyres in India are members of the Association.

ATMA members include Apollo Tyres, Birla Tyres, Bridgestone India, Ceat, Continental India, Goodyear India, JK Tyre & Industries, Michelin, MRF, TVS Tyres and Yokohama.