Apollo Tyres appoints Dipankar Ghosh as Group Head, HR

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 30 Aug 2022


Apollo Tyres has appointed Dipankar Ghosh, who has leadership experience across FMCG, automobile and service industries, as its Group Head, Human Resources (HR) for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region.

Dipankar Ghosh, who has over 25 years of diverse experience in the domain of HR business partnering, strategic human resource initiatives, talent assurance, policy making and employee relations, will be responsible for the ‘People’ pillar, overseeing people practices for the APMEA region, driving key strategies in strengthening the talent pipeline, ensuring a high-performance culture and building a highly engaged ecosystem.

Commenting on his appointment, Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres said, “Dipankar’s proven expertise in strategic human resource management and business transformation across industry verticals would be a key for our ‘People’ pillar, which is an important part of achieving our FY26 vision. He also brings along wide-ranging experience in managing multi-stakeholder interventions and developing high-performance teams.”

Ghosh joins Apollo Tyres from Bajaj Consumer Care, where he was the CHRO, leading the HR, ER and Administration function. Prior to that, he was with Diageo where he was Head, HRBP for Manufacturing Operations in India and also held the role of Head, HR for Diageo’s Commercial (Sales and Distribution) Organisation for India and emerging markets. He has spent a large part of his career with Tata Motors, managing multiple roles, leading sales HR for the Passenger Car Business Unit, setting up HR processes in the greenfield facility at South Africa, and subsequently was Head, HR of the integrated Supply Chain and Quality function across 7 manufacturing plants.

He will be based out of Apollo Tyres’ corporate headquarters in Gurugram, India and will report to Satish Sharma. Speaking about his appointment, he said, “I am excited to be part of the mobility solutions industry again and impressed by the possibilities the future holds for Apollo Tyres. I look forward to driving the talent agenda, steer innovations in HR practices and processes, and take forward the ‘One Family’ culture at Apollo Tyres.”

Dipankar is a Fulbright Fellow, having completed his fellowship in Management from Carnegie Melon University, and is an alumnus of Jadavpur University.

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