Management Profile
  Mr. Onkar Kanwar, As the Chairman of PTL Enterprises Ltd and Apollo Tyres Ltd, Mr. Onkar Kanwar is the chief architect of the Company’s vision and value-driven business strategy. Under his able leadership Apollo Tyres became a professionally managed and a globally recognised tyre manufacturer. As a visionary entrepreneur, he plays a critical role in the articulation of Company’s business philosophy.

Mr. Onkar Kanwar is highly regarded for his constant emphasis on bettering the lives of people -- be it employees, customers, business partners, shareholders or any other stakeholder -- and responsiveness to change and continuous learning.

He is the Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), former Chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association and was a Member of the Board of Governors for the Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode). Currently, he is the Chairman of the BRICS Business Council, India.

Mr.Onkar Kanwar has a keen interest in the field of education and health care. Artemis Hospital, promoted by him, is an enterprise focusing on state-of-the-art medical care and runs a cutting-edge multi-specialty medical facility which focuses on holistic treatment. An initiative close to his heart is Apollo Tyres' HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention programme for the commercial vehicle driver community, implemented through Apollo Tyres Foundation's Health Care Centres located in large transhipment hubs across India. A Science and Administration graduate from the University of California, Mr. Onkar Kanwar is a widely travelled individual. He devotes a large part of his time to reading and is passionate about learning modern management practices and their successful application in business. He has been conferred with ‘Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award – Manufacturing’ for the year 2012. He has recently been awarded with Hungarian ‘Order of Merit’, and Government of Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.

Mr. Neeraj Kanwar, As the Director of PTL Enterprises Ltd. and the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Apollo Tyres, Mr. Neeraj Kanwar plays a pivotal role in Apollo’s journey towards becoming one of the most admired automotive tyre brands. Neeraj has pioneered key initiatives in enhancing the competitiveness of the Company’s operations and products across the Board. He is responsible for crafting Apollo’s growth story -- taking the Company from US$450 million to US$2 billion within a 5-year time span. Under his able leadership Apollo Tyres acquired Dunlop Tyres International in South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2006, Vredestein Banden B V in the Netherlands in 2009, and latest in the list is the setting up of a Greenfield facility in Hungary -- thereby transforming itself into a multi-geography Company with operations across geographies.

Mr. Neeraj began his career with Apollo Tyres as Manager, Product & Strategic Planning, where he played a crucial role in creating a bridge between the two key functions of manufacturing and marketing. In 1998, he joined the Board of Directors and was promoted to Chief, Manufacturing and Strategic Planning. His people management skills helped him bring overarching changes in industrial relations, upgradation of technology and benchmarking on product and efficiency parameters.

In 2002, he took over as the Chief Operating Officer of the organisation, wherein he introduced value-driven process improvements in human resources and information technology. Mr. Neeraj Kanwar was appointed Joint Managing Director in 2006 and elevated to Vice Chairman in 2008, and soon after to Managing Director in 2009 for his initiatives in establishing the Company in the global arena.

As a business leader, Mr. Neeraj Kanwar is associated with leading industry associations and was recently the Chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturer’s Association, India.

Mr. Neeraj Kanwar is a people-centric leader and believes in empowering employees to enable them to undertake effective and efficient decisions at all times. Within the Company, he is known for his affable management style, and combine work with liberal doses of fun.

An engineering graduate from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA, Mr. Neeraj is an avid sportsperson. He prefers to spend his leisure time with his family or playing tennis, swimming and travelling.

Mr. Harish Bahadur, , a Director of PTL has experience of more than three decades in Accounts and Taxation. He has been holding responsible positions in Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Mr. Ugar Sain Anand, , is a Chartered Accountant, with over 38 years of experience. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company in the year 2009. His experience is focused in the areas of Accounts, Finance, Taxation and Business development.

Mr. Birendra Kumar Singh, Born on 02 June 1952, He is a Graduate in Science with Honors in Physics. He has done LLB from Delhi University and MBA from the University of Hull in UK. He is having more than 40 years of experience in Indian Revenue Services (Customs & Excise).

Mr. Sunil Tandon, , He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (1975 batch), and an MBA with top honours & a gold medal from FMS (1977 batch), University of Delhi. Mr. Sunil Tandon started his career with Engineers India Ltd. a premier Engineering design consultancy, where he had the opportunity of working with International Engineering design companies like Toyo, SnamProgetti etc.

Thereafter, Mr. Sunil Tandon changed over to commercial aspects of business, including Purchase & Project exports at Ballarpur Industries Ltd, followed by a stint as Executive Asstt. to Vice Chairman at ModiAlkalies & Chemicals with exposure to diverse functions.

Thereafter Mr. Sunil Tandon worked at Apollo Tyres, heading the Purchase & Export functions. This was followed by a migration to Apollo International, a part of Apollo Tyres group, formed to diversify across businesses & geographies.

At the time of leaving the group in 2004, Mr. Sunil Tandon was President & Managing Director of Apollo International. Having worked in different commercial roles at Apollo for about 19 years. Thereafter, he started an entrepreneurial venture, engaged in export of Industrial & Agrityres.

Mr. Tapan Mitra, Born on 11 July 1954, Mr. Tapan Mitra did his schooling from St. XAVIER’s High school, Delhi and thereafter did his MA in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics.

Mr. Tapan Mitra is having experience of 40 years in all areas of Human Resources. He has worked with JK Papers, Voltas, BILT and Apollo Tyres. He has worked in both manufacturing plant in Human Resources department and Corporate Human Resource department. Before joining Apollo Tyres, he was Vice President Human Resources department with BILT. He retired from Apollo Tyres in 2015 as Chief Human Resources.

He has attended several management and leadership development programmes with IIMs. XLRIT. IMD. INSEAD, CCL to name a few.

Ms. Sonali Sen, a Director of PTL, Born on 27 November 1974, Ms. Sonali Sen is having masters degree in English from Hindu college Delhi. She was an editor in ‘The Statesman’ New Delhi and she is wife of Mr. Sanjeev Sen senior advocate Supreme Court of India.

Mr. Pradeep Kumar, is the Company Secretary of the Company. He is a Company Secretary by profession and a Law Graduate from Delhi University. He has more than 38 years of experience in Secretarial and Legal field.

Mr. Sujith Sukumaran, Born on 22nd February 1967, Mr. S. Sujith, joined PTL Enterprises Limited in August 1990 and He is a B. Tech and has an experience of around 30 years in tyre technology and manufacturing department. He has been appointed as a Manager of the Company w.e.f. August 11, 2020.

Mr. Amarjeet Kumar, Born on July 27, 1984, Mr. Amarjeet Kumar is Chartered Accountant and graduated in Commerce and having more than 12 years of Post Qualification experience in the areas of Accounts & Finance / Audit. He has worked in Apollo Tyres Ltd. since October 2008 to March 2021. He is not related to any Director or KMP of the Company. He joined PTL on 01.04.2021. He has been appointed as a CFO of the Company w.e.f. May 12, 2021.

Mr. Ranganayakulu Jagarlamudi, a Director of PTL, born on 14 August 1960, has an impressive educational and professional background, with qualifications in Law, Political Science, and International Law & Economics. His qualifications include a B.Com, L.L.B, LL.M in Constitutional Law, M.A in Political Science, and M.I.L.E (International Law & Economics) from WTI in Switzerland.

Mr. Ranga has spent 10 years with HUDCO. Subsequently, he worked for 20 years with SEBI, where he held various roles, including a significant 9-year tenure as Executive Director. In this leadership position, he oversaw the Legal, Enforcement, Enquiry, and Adjudication Departments. He has defended enforcement actions of SEBI in SAT and Supreme Court.

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