Tata Motors has announced Marc Llistosella as the company’s new managing director and CEO. Llistosella succeeds Guenter Butschek, former COO of Airbus and a Daimler AG veteran, who took charge at Tata Motors in January 2016.
Llistosella has worked with firms like Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Daimler Trucks Asia
He will take over the role from July 2021
Llistosella was the president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and head of Daimler Trucks Asia till 2018, before he moved on to join Einride’s board of directors. The Sweden-based Einride had billed itself as ‘The intelligent movement company’, targeting complete transformation of the transportation industry.
Commenting on the new appointment, N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Motors, said: “I am delighted to welcome Marc to Tata Motors. Marc is an experienced automotive business leader with deep knowledge and expertise in commercial vehicles over his illustrious career and has extensive operational experience in India. Marc will bring this experience to take the Tata Motors’ Indian business to even greater heights.”
Marc Llistosella said, “I am delighted to become a part of the unique Tata family. Having been bonded to India for so many years, a new exciting chapter is now opened. We would jointly awaken the potential of Tata Motors.”
Guenter Butschek has informed of his desire to relocate to Germany at the end of the contract for personal reasons. He has accepted the request of the board of Tata Motors to continue as the MD and CEO till June 30, 2021.
Chandrasekaran added: “I would like to thank Guenter for leading Tata Motors successfully over the last 5 years.”
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The homegrown manufacturer has started off 2021 by launching the Altroz iTurbo, which is priced from Rs 7.74 lakh. The carmaker is currently gearing up to launch the new Tata Safari on February 22. Tata will also launch the HBX micro SUV this year, the AMT version of which has been spotted undergoing testing recently.