Apollo Tyres Chairman Conferred ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ By Japan
The government of Japan granted Onkar. S. Kanwar, the Chairman of Apollo Tyres ‘the Order of the Rising Sun’, Gold and Silver Star in its 2018 Autumn Imperial Decorations. The Chairman of Apollo Tyres received this recognition for his immense contributions made towards strengthening the economic relations between India and Japan and for promoting and facilitating Japanese companies’ entry into the Indian market. On receiving the title, Mr. Kanwar commented that he is honoured to receive this honour and want to thank the government of Japan for their goodwill gesture. He also thanked the Indian government and especially Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for giving him the opportunity to work towards boosting trade ties between the two great countries.
Onkar. S. Kanwar has also served as the Chairman of FICCI India-Japan Business Cooperation Committee since 2005. He has also actively participated in the discussions that led to the conclusion of the Japan-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Mr. Kanwar has tremendously contributed to the strengthening of economic relations between the two Asian economic giants through the convening of regular meetings on business cooperation with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Kanwar has also facilitated the entry of Japanese automotive companies into Indian markets. Under his leadership, Apollo Tyres has also introduced the TQM (Total Quality Management) and other Japanese philosophies within the organisation.