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Apollo Tyres Appoints Chief Technology Officer to Oversee Research Initiatives
In a short period of time, Apollo Tyres has made significant inroads into the global tire market. Now, the company has announced the appointment of Dr Seshu Bhagavathula as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to oversee the research efforts related to tires for both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. He will be based at Apollo’s Global R&D Centre in Enschede, Netherlands and will supervise projects related to tire technology, research and new product development, while coordinating with the research, technology and design teams spread across the company’s locations across the world. He has also been inducted into the Management Board of the company.
Speaking about the new appointment, Neeraj Kanwar, the Vice Chairman & Managing Director, of Apollo Tyres Ltd said that the company will be focusing on the two key pillars of Marketing and Technology for the next stage of its growth. He expressed his hope that the new CTO will be able to bring new synergy to research across all locations due to his vast experience and help the company to provide intelligent automotive solutions to buyers of Apollo tires.
Dr Seshu has considerable expertise in the automotive field. He last worked as the Vice President of Research & Development at the Great Wall Motor Company in China. Prior to that, he had worked with Daimler AG in multiple locations handling product development and integration of engineering processes. He has dealt with both commercial and passenger vehicle segments and his expertise is mainly in the fields of strategic analysis, new product development and innovation.
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