NEW DELHI: Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym, the executive vice president of one of General Motors' joint ventures in China, as its managing director of the company, with effect from October 1.
Slym, who had been appointed GM's India head in 2007, will succeed PM Telang, who retired in June.
Slym will be responsible to head all Indian and overseas operations of Tata Motors. However, company's popular luxury unit Jaguar Land Rover will be managed independently.
Slym has held the dual roles of GM Asia-Pacific Vice President (Quality) and GM Daewoo Automotive and Technology Vice President, Quality-based in South Korea since January 2006 and also worked in the United Kingdom, including Toyota UK, prior to joining General Motors in 1997.