Former General Motors Europe boss takes up new role
15 February 2010

Former General Motors Europe boss Carl-Peter Forster is the new group CEO of Tata Motors, the company has announced.

Forster, 55, formerly boss at Chevrolet, Saab, Vauxhall and Opel, left GM Europe when negotiations to sell the company to Magna fell through. Prior to that he was a board member at BMW.

He will have the overall responsibility of Tata Motors Operations globally, including Jaguar Land Rover.

"Tata Motors expects that Mr Forster’s induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company," said Tata chairman Ratan Tata in a statement.

Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive David Smith left the company last month.

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DKW

15 February 2010

If I was interviewing for someone to lead my car company, being 'boss at Chevrolet, Saab, Vauxhall and Opel' would go down as well as a paedo conviction on a Scout Leader application.

15 February 2010

[quote DKW]

If I was interviewing for someone to lead my car company, being 'boss at Chevrolet, Saab, Vauxhall and Opel' would go down as well as a paedo conviction on a Scout Leader application.

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Seconded.

15 February 2010

Forster had to make do with whatever GM US was willing to part with its European operations, which mostly consisted of poor funding, poor management decisions and a lot of negligence. The very reason he campaigned GM's european operations to be bought over by the Magna/Sberbank rather than fall bank into the hands of GM US.

8 October 2012

For a well known company like Tata it is requried to set a qulified and Experienced happy boss s day messages  leader or boss,I think the team who deside this person must have great trust in them.

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