In a latest development at Tata Motors, Karl Slym will take over as the Managing Director of the company, replacing P N Telang, who superannuated from the company in June this year. Slym shall lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Indonesia, and South Africa. However, Jaguar Land Rover would continue to be managed independently.
An alumnus of Standford University and a Sloan Fellow, the new MD is expected to take charge from October 1st, 2012. Prior to joining Tata Motors, he was the Executive Vice President & Board Member, SGMW Motors, China (a GM Joint Venture). Earlier, he also held the position of President, Managing Director and Board Member of GM in India. He has had a 17 year career in General Motors in various positions in various geographies.