September 09, 2011

Tata Motors group CEO and MD Carl-Peter Forster steps down due to his unavoidable personal circumstances

Mumbai: Tata Motors announces that Carl-Peter Forster has ceased to be the group CEO and MD, with immediate effect, due to his unavoidable personal circumstances. However, at the request of the board of directors, Mr Forster will continue to serve the board of Tata Motors as a non-executive member. Prakash Telang, MD, India operations, and Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, will represent their respective operations on the board.

Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, noted: “The board respects Carl-Peter’s personal circumstances that led to this move. We would like to thank him for his contributions to the successful development of our company in his role as group CEO and MD. We are looking forward to continue to working with him as a non-executive member of the board.”

Mr Forster stated: “I deeply regret that my personal circumstances make it difficult for me to continue to perform the challenging duties of managing the thriving global activities of the Tata Motors group with its main activities in India and the UK and increasingly in additional overseas markets. I am glad to continue my association with Tata Motors.”