Goodyear names MD to head expanded Asia Pacific ops

SHANGHAI: Goodyear has named Prashant Lal to head Aseanz, a new market structure that combines its Australia/New Zealand and Asean businesses into one cluster, effective July 1.

The new cluster was created as part of a strategic move to enhance Goodyear's fast-growing Asia Pacific business and capitalise on broader growth opportunities.

Prashant joined Goodyear in 2023 as its Asean managing director. He has 25 years of local, regional and global experience, having worked with GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser, Danone, and Abbott.

Before joining Goodyear, Prashant was with Abbott as the general manager of emerging Asia for its diabetes care business.

He has accumulated a wealth of experience working in India, Belgium, London, South Africa, and most recently Singapore.

"By combining the strengths of our ANZ and Asean businesses, we will be better positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and consumers and capitalize on new opportunities," said Prashant.

"Merging ANZ and Asean together will also enrich careers and create additional opportunities for our associates in this expanded cluster by taking on increased responsibilities and developing higher competencies."
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