Tata Motors Appoints Guenter Butschek

Tata Motors Ltd has appointed former Airbus Group (AIR.PA) executive Guenter Butschek as its new chief executive.

Butschek, who will start his new job by Feb. 15, replaces Karl Slym, who was died two years ago.

He will lead Tata Motors’ business in India and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa.

Ralf Speth will continue to be chief executive officer of Tata’s luxury unit Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.

The 55-year-old German was chief operating officer at Airbus until December 2014. He has also worked at Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) where he was last chief executive of Beijing Benz Automotive.