LONDON—Martha Desmond has been appointed as the chief human resources officer at Apollo Tyres Ltd, replacing Tapan Mitra who is retiring.
Desmond will be responsible for all aspects of HR in the organization, in addition to being a member of the company's management board, Apollo said. She will be based out of the company's office in London.
“I am confident that Martha, with her vast experience across geographies, will help us improve on our global HR systems and processes, at the same time, make Apollo Tyres a highly people-centric organization,” Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director of Apollo Tyres Ltd., said in a statement.
Prior to joining Apollo Desmond's worked as HR director for Genel Energy, based out of Turkey. Prior to that, she was associated with BG Group as HR director and later, in Mumbai, as deputy managing director for the group's exploration and production division.
She has also worked with RWE Thames Water, HFC Bank and Resourcing Solutions in various capacities based out of UK, giving her professional expertise in all aspects of HR at senior levels.