As 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. Mr. Kanwar 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 acquired Dunlop Tyres International in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Vredestein Banden B V in the Netherlands and a Greenfield facility in Hungary is being set-up -- thereby transforming itself into a multi-geography company with operations across geographies. As a business leader, Mr. Kanwar is associated with leading industry associations and was recently the Chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturer’s Association, India.