Member of the Board of Directors

Carl-Peter Forster

Appointed to the Board: January 2013

Born: 1954

Birthplace: UK

In 2013, Mr Forster joined the boards of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars

Companies worked for:
McKinsey & Company, BMW, General Motors, Tata Motors

Concurrent Director’s responsibilities:
Chairman of the Board ZMDi, FriedolaTech and Lead Equities AG. Board member of Geely Automobile Holdings, Gordon Murray Design Ltd, The Mobility House AG, Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd, IMI Plc and Rexam Plc.

Professional experience:
2011 – present Adviser to Geely Holding Group
2010 – 2011 Group CEO of Tata Motors
2006 – 2009 President and CEO of GM Europe, Group Vice President of General Motors 
2004 – 2005 President and COO of GM Europe, Chairman of Opel & Saab Automobile
2001 – 2004 Managing Director at Opel, Vice President of GM Europe
1999 – 2000 Executive Board Member, BMW, head of worldwide manufacturing
1996 – 1999 Managing Director, BMW South Africa
1986 – 1996 Various positions at BMW
1982 – 1986 Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Munich, Germany

Carl-Peter Forster started his career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in 1982. After four years there, he joined BMW in Munich, where he became a member of the Executive Board in 1999 as head of global manufacturing. In 2001, he joined the European division of General Motors and became Managing Director of Opel and Vice President of GM Europe. In 2006 he became CEO and President of GM Europe and joined the parent company's Global Automotive Strategy Board. After leaving General Motors, he became Group CEO at Tata Motors, where he was responsible for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. In 2013, he joined the boards of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars.

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