Back in November, it was first reported that former Opel CEO Carl-Peter Forster would join Tata Motors to run its British operations at Jaguar-Land Rover. While nothing came of that rumor, last week Forster was named as the new CEO of the parent company Tata Motors with responsibility for all of its automotive operations including JLR.

Forster left Opel last fall following the collapse of the deal to sell a majority to stake to Magna International, and he was reportedly very angry at the way the U.S. management handled the whole deal.

Forster had been with Opel for eight years following a 13-year stint at BMW. You can read more in the official Tata press release after the jump.

[Source: Tata Motors]


PRESS RELEASE

Tata Motors appoints Mr. Carl-Peter Forster as Group CEO

Tata Motors has appointed Mr. Carl-Peter Forster as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the company. He will have the overall responsibility of Tata Motors Operations globally, including Jaguar Land Rover.

Mr. Forster, 55 years, has twenty-four years of international experience in the automobile industry. Most recently he was the head of General Motors, Europe, where he looked after Opel/Vauxhall, Saab and the European activities of Chevrolet. Before joining General Motors in 2001, Mr. Forster has had 13 years of experience in BMW where he held various positions including that of Managing Director of BMW South Africa and was also on the Managing Board of BMW responsible for manufacturing.

Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said, "Tata Motors expects that Mr. Forster's induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company."