Apollo appoints Hassen as Chief Digital Officer

Apollo Tyres has appointed Mr Hizmy Hassen to the newly-created position of Chief Digital Officer.

Mr Hassen will be based out of the company’s London office, and will be responsible for leading the strategy and operations of Apollo Tyres’ digital journey, including responsibility for information technology.

His last assignment was with Coats PLC, prior to which, he was with Unilever. In over 20 years with Coats he has worked across areas of Supply Chain, Information Technology and Digital Enablement.

Mr Neeraj Kanwar, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said, “With digitalisation being a key focus area for the company, especially considering the challenges that we face today due to the global pandemic, we have created this position of Chief Digital Officer. Hizmy, who comes with 30-years of rich experience, will be the ideal person to develop and execute the future architecture roadmap and evolve the IT delivery model, through partnerships with cross-functional leaders across Apollo Tyres.”

Speaking about his joining Apollo Tyres, Mr Hassen said, “I am excited to be a part of this dynamic and growing organisation. I believe that Apollo Tyres is already moving rapidly on the digitalisation journey; my focus would be to challenge and improve upon the existing processes and systems in the company to deliver the best business results.”