Tata Motors appoints former Airbus COO Guenter Butschek as CEO & MD

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Updated: January 18, 2016 5:49 PM

Tata Motors on Monday announced that it has appointed former Airbus Group chief operating officer Guenter Butschek as its chief executive officer(CEO) and managing director for a period of 5 years. Butschek is expected to join the company by February 15, 2016.

Guenter Butschek will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa. ( Source: Twitter)Guenter Butschek will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa. ( Source: Twitter)

Tata Motors on Monday announced that it has appointed former Airbus Group chief operating officer Guenter Butschek as its chief executive officer(CEO) and managing director for a period of 5 years. Butschek is expected to join the company by February 15, 2016.

Guenter Butschek will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa. 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.

Butschek, 55, graduated in Business Administration and Economics with a diploma from the University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, Germany. He brings broad functional and general management skills, and wide international experience to his new role at Tata Motors.

Tata Motors chairman Cyrus P. Mistry on Butschek said, “Tata Motors is going through an exciting yet challenging phase and Butschek’s appointment comes at an opportune moment. He brings with him rich global experience of growing organisations and developing new markets. I am confident that Butschek’s ability to lead high performing teams will enable our company to achieve sustainable, profitable growth.”

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