Mumbai: Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym as the company's managing director. He succeeds PM Telang who superannuated from the company in June this year. Mr 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 will continue to be managed independently.
Mr Slym has been the executive vice president and board member of SGMW Motors, China (a GM joint venture). Prior to this, he was president, managing director and board member of GM in India. He has had a 17-year stint at General Motors in various positions and in various geographies.
He is expected to take over his responsibilities on October 1, 2012. Mr Slym is an alumnus of Stanford University and a Sloan fellow.