Tata Motors has appointed Carl-Peter Forster as the Group CEO of the company. He will have the overall responsibility of managing Tata Motors Operations globally, including Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

Forster, 55, has 24 years of experience in the automobile industry. Most recently he was the head of GM Europe, overseeing Opel/Vauxhall, Saab and Chevrolet’s European presence. Before joining GM in 2001, Forster was with BMW for 13 years, where he held various positions including that of Managing Director of BMW South Africa. He was also on the “Managing Board” of BMW responsible for manufacturing.

On the appointment, Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said: “Tata Motors expects that Mr. Forster’s induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company.”