Passage to India: Former GM India chief Karl Slym is returning from China to head Tata Motors

Passage to India: Former GM India chief Karl Slym is returning from China to head Tata Motors

Tata Motors has appointed former General Motors India president and managing director Karl Slym as MD, replacing P M Telang who retired last June.

Slym, who starts on 1 October, will head Tata Motors operations in India and overseas, including South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Indonesia, South Africa.

Jaguar Land Rover will continue to be managed independently.

Slym most recently was executive vice president and a board member at GM joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling in China. He has had a 17 year career with GM in various countries.

"We appreciate Karl’s many contributions to SGMW and General Motors and wish him well," said Kevin Wale, president of GM China and chief country operations officer for China, India and ASEAN.

GM said Slym's replacement in China will be named later.

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Tata Motors appoints Karl Slym as Managing Director

Tata Motors has appointed Mr. Karl Slym as Managing Director. He succeeds Mr. PM Telang who superannuated from the Company in June this year. Mr. Slym shall lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Indonesia, South Africa. Jaguar Land Rover would continue to be managed independently.

Mr. Slym has been the Executive Vice President & Board Member, 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 career in General Motors in various positions in various geographies.

He is expected to take over his responsibilities on October 1st.

Mr. Slym is an alumnus of Stanford University and a Sloan Fellow.

Karl Slym to Leave General Motors

2012-08-14

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Shanghai - GM China announced today that Karl Slym, executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling, has elected to leave General Motors to pursue other opportunities.

"We appreciate Karl’s many contributions to SGMW and General Motors and wish him well," said Kevin Wale, president GM China & Chief Country Operations Officer China, India and ASEAN.

Karl has been in his current role since January 1, 2012. Prior to that assignment, he was president and managing director of GM India since October, 2007. A replacement for Karl will be named at a later date.

 

Original source: Tata Motors/GM