ERJ staff report (TP)
Enschede, the Netherlands – Apollo Tyres has appointed Dr Seshu Bhagavathula as its new chief technology officer (CTO).
Dr Bhagavathula will spearhead the global initiatives for the company on tire technology, research and new product development, for both passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle tires. He will be assisted by the firm’s research, technology and design teams across the world.
His last role was with Great Wall Motor Company in China, where he served as the vice president for R&D. Prior to this, Dr Bhagavathula spent a significant part of his career with Daimler AG at multiple locations, where he was responsible for product development and integration of engineering processes.
He will be based out of the company’s Global R&D Centre in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Apollo Tyres has also inducted Dr Bhagavathula into its Management Board.