Gori joins Apollo Tyres as Advisor for Strategy
Apollo Tyres Ltd. has appointed Francesco Gori as advisor for strategy. As part of Apollo Tyres’ management board, Gori will support the company in international growth, identification and development of new opportunities.
Gori previously held the position of CEO and managing director of Pirelli & C. SpA. He left the company in 2012 after 33 years of service.
Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director of Apollo Tyres, says, "It is indeed a privilege for us at Apollo to have a person of Francesco Gori's stature join us as the advisor for strategy. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the successful premium strategy of his former company and we look forward to his insight and guidance to sharpen Apollo's focus and implementation in the brand and technology areas.
“We also see him as an invaluable resource in developing new opportunities with his deep and wide knowledge of the industry around the world. We welcome him to the Apollo family and look forward to working closely with him.”
Speaking on his appointment, Gori says, “As a successful organization, Apollo Tyres is accelerating its growth by strengthening its presence in its existing markets and extracting value from its recent €475 million greenfield investment in Europe to enhance its key global brands -- Apollo and Vredestein.
“I look forward to work with Neeraj and his team in their journey to become a significant player in the tire industry.”