European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL), the UK’s leading tyre group which includes Kwik Fit GB and Stapleton’s Tyre Services, today announces that Shinjiro Tanaka will replace current Group CEO Yasuyuki Harada, who is returning to Japan.

Shinjiro Tanaka, an Executive Officer of ITOCHU Corporation, will take up the role on 1 March. He has worked within ITOCHU for many years and is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of The General Products and Realty Division of ITOCHU International Inc. based in the United States.

Yasuyuki Harada said: “In my time at ETEL I have seen at first hand the strength of team throughout the organisation and I am confident that Tanaka’s experience can only add to that. We look forward to ETEL’s continued success as we help to drive the industry forward.”