Tata Motors Has a New CEO: Carl-Peter Forster

Tata Motors now has a new Group Chief Executive Officer, in the person of Carl-Peter Forster. In his new role, he will be responsible of the company’s global operations, including the flaghsip Jaguar Land Rover unit.

This follows a wave of rumours that started when Forster announced that he will leave General Motors Europe in November 2009.

Foster was forced to leave his job as General Motors Europe CEO in 2009 by the rejection of Opel’s sale to Magna. Prior to the event, Forster had supported Magna’s bid during the negotiations. In one of his posts on the company’s blog, Forster described himself as being “both physically and emotionally exhausted” by the extremely complex and controversial negotiations process.

Forster, now 55 years old has been working in the automotive business for twenty-four years. As we previously mentioned, his last position was Head of General Motors Europe, where he was responsible of Opel/Vauxhall, Saab and the European arm of Chevrolet. Before becoming a part of General Motors’ team in 2001, Froster worked for BMW for 13 holding positions such as Managing Director of BMW South Africa and member of Managing Board of BMW - responsible for manufacturing.

Jaguar Land Rover’s ex CEO, David Smith, recently decided to leave the company. The division has registered losses last year and is expected to return to profit under Forster’s management.

Tata Motors expects that Mr. Forster’s induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company,”, said Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, expressing his future hopes for the company's development.
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