December 20, 2014

Martha Desmond appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer at Apollo Tyres

Martha Desmond has been appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. Martha has replaced Tapan Mitra, who retires as the Chief of Human Resouces by the end of this year. She will be responsible for all aspects of HR in the organisation,
in addition to being a member of the company's Management Board.

"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," said Neeraj Kanwar, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Martha's last assignment was with Genel Energy, where she worked as Human Resource Director based out of Turkey. Prior to that, she was associated with BG Group as Human Resource Director and later, in Mumbai, as Deputy Managing Director for the group’s Exploration and Production Division. She has also worked with RWE Thames Water, HFC Bank and Resourcing Solutions in various capacities based out of UK, giving her professional expertise in all aspects of HR at senior levels.

Martha will be based out of the company’s office in London and will report to Neeraj Kanwar.

"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," said Martha.


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