Apollo Tyres has appointed Hizmy Hassen to the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer. Hizmy 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.
Commenting on Hizmy Hassen’s appointment, 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.”
Hassen drove the set-up of ‘Factory 4.0’ and with his extensive experience in supply chain management, he created a truly integrated global supply chain with SAP (ERP system), as well as advanced supply chain management systems. This helped in reduction of net working capital, significant reduction of the supply chain cost base, and at the same time improved customer service levels.
Hizmy Hassen will be reporting to Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman and MD, Apollo Tyres Ltd. Speaking about his joining Apollo Tyres, Hizmy 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.”
Hizmy holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.
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