Mumbai, 18 January 2016: Guenter Butschek (55) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Tata Motors. He will lead the company’s operations across India, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa.
Mr. Butschek graduated in Business Administration and Economics with a diploma from the University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, Germany. He joins Tata Motors from the Airbus Group, where he served as Chief Operating Officer at Airbus and Member of the Group Executive Committee.
Prior to Airbus, Mr. Butschek worked at Daimler AG for more than 25 years in international automotive management, leading functions like production, industrialisation and procurement. The last role he held was President and Chief Executive Officer of Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Daimler AG and Beijing Automotive Industrial Holding in Beijing, China.
Meanwhile, Jaguar Land Rover would continue to be managed by its Chief Executive Officer and Director, Dr Ralf Speth, who is also on the Board of Tata Motors.