Who: Guenter Butschek
What: Appointed as CEO and MD of Tata Motors
When: 18 January 2016
Guenter Butschek was on 18 January 2016 appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of India’s biggest auto maker Tata Motors’ Group.
He was appointed after post of Managing Director of Tata Motors was vacant for two years since the death of Karl Slym on 26 January 2014 after falling from a hotel building in Bangkok. He is expected to join the company by 15 February 2016.
Butschek will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa. However, Jaguar Land Rover would continue to be managed by its Chief Executive Officer and Director, Ralf Speth, who is also on the Board of Tata Motors.
He joins Tata Motors after his stint as the Chief Operating Officer at Airbus and Member of the Group Executive Committee.
Prior to Airbus, He worked at Daimler AG in international automotive management for more than 25 years.
He handled the sections like production, industrialization and procurement. He held position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Beijing Benz Automotive, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Beijing Automotive Industrial Holding in Beijing, China as his last role in the company.