(born May 9, 1954, in London
), is a United Kingdom
born German businessman
. Forster became the group Chief Executive
of Tata Motors
in January, 2010.
Born in London, Forster was raised in London, Bonn
. His father was a German diplomat
. Forster holds degrees in Economics from Bonn University
, and in Aviation and Space Technology from Munich University of Technology
On graduation in 1982, Forster joined McKinsey
as a consultant in Munich
In 1986, he joined BMW
where he held various leadership positions before becoming Managing Director of BMW South Africa
in 1996, and the board member responsible for all vehicle development projects in 1999.
In April 2001, Forster was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Adam Opel AG
. In June 2004 he became President of GM Europe, based in Zurich
, and Chairman of the Opel Supervisory Board. Since April 2005 he also has been Chairman of Saab
. On January 1, 2006, he was additionally appointed General Motors
Group Vice President and a member of the GM Automotive Strategy Board, and took over the role as the senior-ranking executive for GM
’s activities in Europe.
On November 3, 2009 General Motors announced that it would retain ownership of its Opel
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