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Mr. Karl J. Slym

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Managing Director

Phone: +91 ** ********  HQ Phone
Local Address: India
Tata Motors Limited
Innovation Drive
Wolverhampton , West Midlands WV10 6QJ
United Kingdom

Company Description: Tata Motors Limited (Tata Motors) is an automobile company. The Company is engaged mainly in the business of automobile products consisting of all types of...   more

Employment History

  • MD
    Tata Motors Limited
  • India President and Managing Director
    General Motors Corp.
  • President, Managing Director and Board Member
    General Motors Corp.
  • President and Managing Director
    General Motors India
  • Executive Vice President and Board Member
    SGMW Motors
  • Executive Vice President
    SGMW President and Managing Director at
  • President
    GM India
  • President and Managing Director
    GM India

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • master of science degree , business administration
    Stanford University
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Managing Director
Mr Karl Slym joined Tata Motors as the Managing Director in 2012. He leads operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets, excluding Jaguar and Land Rover business.
Before joining Tata Motors, Mr Slym was the Executive Vice President & Board Member, SGMW Motors, China (a General Motors Joint Venture), prior to which he was President, Managing Director and Board Member of General Motors in India. For over two decades, Mr Slym has been with Toyota and General Motors in various positions across geographies.
Mr Slym is an alumnus of Stanford University and a Sloan Fellow.
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News & Events, 25 Nov 2012 [cached]
General Motors' India President and Managing Director, Mr Karl Slym, told Business Line that half of the $1 billion worth of auto components have already been sourced from India but the rest of it will get delayed beyond the targeted 2010. "The timeline may get extended beyond 2010 but the value will remain the same," Mr Slym said. This was because of the recession in the global auto industry, he said.
Good growth rate Mr Slym said the Indian operations of the car maker will not be affected because of changes in the US operations of General Motors. "We don't foresee any problems for the Indian operations because we are maintaining a good growth rate here," he said.
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'Karl Slym's suicide note indicates domestic discord'
A day after Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym died in a Bangkok hotel after falling from the 22nd floor of the building, Thailand police investigating the case indicated he may have committed suicide due to domestic discord on the basis of a three-page suicide note that was found in his room.
Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym
"We didn't find any sign of struggle," said police lieutenant Somyot Boonyakaew, who is heading the investigation. "We found a window open. The window was very small so it was not possible that he would have slipped. He would have had to climb through the window to fall out because he was a big man. From my initial investigation we believe he jumped."
The police said the initial belief among the investigators was that Slym killed himself because the suicide note contained a reference to domestic problems. He said police were analysing the letter to confirm if it was written by Slym.
The letter was found in the room where Slym and his wife Sally had checked in on January 24. They were slated to check out and return to India on Sunday evening.
Read: 'Karl Slym was happy at Tatas, no signs of a depression'
Slym's body was found on the fourth floor of Shangri-La hotel early morning on Sunday. He was in Thailand to attend a board meeting of the company's subsidiary in the country.
Slym was leading Tata Motors at a time when the auto industry was grappling with a prolonged slowdown. He joined the auto major in 2012 as part of a major management overhaul and was responsible for charting the company's strategy to regain momentum in the Indian market.
His stint in India began in 2007 when he was appointed as the president and managing director of General Motors India. Last year, Slym found himself in the spotlight after a government panel held GM guilty of corporate fraud in the case of recall of its multi utility vehicle Tavera. The government probe had said GM officials had collaborated in fudging technical specifications of the engine to meet emission norms and the top management of the firm were aware of it.
Karl Slym had given an interview to HT in October, 2012 when he took over as the managing director of Tata Motors. To read the interview go to: People are still the key to any business, says Karl Slym
Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym
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