Apollo Tyres has announced the appointment of Hizmy Hassen as the company's first chief digital officer.
Hassen will be based in London and will be leading the strategy and operations of Apollo Tyres’ digital, including responsibility for information technology.
He moves from the Coats Group, a manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies and zips and fasteners and will report to Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and MD, Apollo Tyres.
Kanwar 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.”
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.”
He has also worked with Unilever.