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Forster will be in charge of Tata Motors’ operations globally, including those of Jaguar Land Rover
India’s largest vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors Ltd said it has appointed Carl-Peter Forster as its group chief executive (CEO). He will be in charge of Tata Motors’ operations globally, including those of Jaguar Land Rover, the company said in a release.
“Tata Motors expects that Mr Forster’s induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company,” Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said.
At 55 years, Mr Forster has 24 years of international experience in the automobile industry. Recently he was the head of General Motors (GM), Europe, where he looked after Opel, Vauxhall, Saab and the European activities of Chevrolet.
Before joining GM in 2001, Mr Forster has had 13 years of experience in BMW where he held various positions including that of managing director of BMW South Africa and was also on the managing board of BMW responsible for manufacturing.