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JLR appoints new chief exec

Jaguar Land Rover has appointed of Dr. Ralf Speth as its new chief executive officer with overall responsibility for the company's operations.

He will report to Carl-Peter Forster, the recently appointed group chief executive officer of Tata Motors.

Dr. Speth has over 22 years of experience in the European automotive industry and was director production, quality and product planning at Premier Automotive Group of Ford. After that, Dr. Speth has been with the Linde Group where he was the head of global operations reporting to the chairman.

Ravi Kant, vice chairman, Tata Motors, said: "The introduction of Dr. Ralf Speth into Jaguar Land Rover under the guidance of Carl-Peter Forster will considerably strengthen the management of the company and enhance the position and reputation of the two iconic brands in line with the long term strategy of the company."

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