Tata Motors names ex GM executive Carl-Peter Forster Group CEO

Tata Motors announced today that former General Motors executive Carl-Peter Forster will become the group CEO. Forster, 55, will be responsible for the company’s global operations including the company’s Jaguar/Land Rover unit.

Forster recently left GM as the company’s Europe President and Opel/Vauxhall chairman after not seeing eye-to-eye with the automaker’s decision not to sell Opel to Magna International Inc. and Russian partner Sberbank.

Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, said that Forster’s appointment as CEO would greatly help the company’s ambition to become “a truly international company.”

Forster, 55, has 24 years of international experience in the automobile industry. He also 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.

– By: Omar Rana