According to sources close to the matter, Carl-Peter Forster, who is leaving General Motors of Europe, may join Tata Motors. Forster’s decision to leave GM came after the Detroit automaker unexpectedly decided to keep Opel instead of selling majority share to Magna International. Forster had strongly advocated a sale to Magna and Russia’s Sberbank.
Sources say that Forster has been in talks with Tata Motors about taking up a position in Europe for the Indian automaker.
GM’s head of international operations, Executive Vice president Nick Reilly, will be in charge of GM’s European operations until a replacement for Forester is found.
It was reported last week that Bob Lutz will take Forster’s position on the supervisory board of Opel.
Forster, who turned down a big job offer at GM’s Detroit headquarters a year ago, is known as a talented auto executive. He has previously held an executive position at BMW.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News