18 February, 2010
Gaydon, Warwickshire – Jaguar Land Rover today announced the appointment of Dr. Ralf Speth as the Chief Executive Officer with overall responsibility for the Company’s operations. He will report to Mr Carl-Peter Forster, the recently appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Tata Motors.
Dr. Speth, 54 years, has over 22 years experience in the European auto industry, most of which was at BMW where his last appointment was Vice President, Land Rover. Later he was Director Production, Quality and Product Planning at Premier Automotive Group of Ford Ltd. After that, Dr. Speth has been with the Linde Group where he was the Head of Global Operations reporting to the Chairman.
Mr Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors said ‘The introduction of Dr. Ralf Speth into Jaguar Land Rover under the guidance of Carl-Peter Forster will considerably strengthen the management of the Company and enhance the position and reputation of the two iconic brands in line with the long term strategy of the Company.’