Continental will start the new business year on 2022 with new heads of its passenger car and truck tyre replacement business in the EMEA and APAC regions.
New Management Appointments for EMEA and APAC Regions
Ferdinand Hoyos will manage Continental’s replacement tyre business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and, as a member of the Tyre Board, will continue to report to Christian Kotz, who as a member of the Executive Board of Continental AG is responsible for the tyres business area. Hoyos has been heading Continental’s replacement tyre business in the APAC region since 2018. He succeeds Philipp v. Hirschheydt, who is moving to Continental’s Automotive group sector. From the beginning of 2022, he will lead the new User Experience business area there. The new head of the replacement tyre business in the APAC region and thus the successor to Ferdinand Hoyos is Dalibor Kalina. As a future member of the Tyre Board, he will report directly to Christian Kotz. Kalina has been head of Continental’s passenger car replacement tyre business in China since 2015.
Ferdinand Hoyos started his career as a consultant in strategy and corporate finance before joining Continental in 2006. Among other positions, he was head of Continental's M&A and Corporate Real Estate Management team, and led the replacement tyre business in the Andina Region (Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile). Since 2018, Hoyos has been heading the replacement tyre business in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region. As of January 1, 2022, he will take over as Head of the Replacement Tyre Business in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
Philipp v. Hirschheydt held various positions in corporate finance and M&A in the banking sector before joining Continental in 2007, where he gained experience in both the Automotive and Tyres divisions and at the corporate level of Continental. He has been responsible for the replacement tyre business for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) since 2018. As of January 1, 2022, he will take over the new User Experience business area in Continental’s Automotive group sector.
Dalibor Kalina started his career at the Slovakian tyre manufacturer Matador, part of Continental since 2007. He held various positions in the sales division there before becoming Managing Director of Matador in 2007, where he was responsible for the company’s integration into Continental’s tyres business. This was followed by management positions at Continental Barum (Czech Republic) and Continental Tyres China. His most recent position was market head for the passenger car replacement tyre business in China. As of January 1, 2022, he will take over as head of Continental’s replacement tyre business in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region.