Tata Motors on Tuesday appointed Karl Slym as Managing Director to succeed P.M. Telang who superannuated from the company in June this year.
In a statement here, the company said Slym will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Indonesia and South Africa.
Jaguar Land Rover would continue to be managed independently. Slym has been the Executive Vice-President & Board Member, SGMW Motors, China (a General Motors’ joint venture). Prior to this, he was President, Managing Director and board Member of GM in India.
He has had a 17-year career in General Motors in various positions in different geographies. He is expected to take over his responsibilities on October 1, 2012.
Slym is an alumnus of Standford University and a Sloan Fellow.