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Tata Motors Names Ex-Airbus COO Butschek as Chief Executive

  • Butschek will be responsible for India, international business
  • Ralf Speth will continue to lead Jaguar Land Rover unit
Guenter Butschek.

Guenter Butschek.

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Tata Motors Ltd. appointed Guenter Butschek as the chief executive officer of its India business, two years after the death of previous chief Karl Slym.

Butschek, 55, who was previously chief operating officer at Airbus Group SE, is expected to join by Feb. 15 and has been appointed for a period of five years, Tata Motors said in a statement Monday. He will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets. The Mumbai-based company’s luxury unit Jaguar Land Rover, which contributes the bulk of the profits, will continue to be managed by its CEO Ralf Speth, the company said.