Press Release
Date of issue   Feb 05, 2013 | ID: 47597

Carl-Peter Forster - CV and Biography


Born: 1954


Education: Economics at Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn, Germany - Aeronautical Engineering at Technical University, Munich, Germany


Professional experience (selected):


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 at BMW, head of worldwide manufacturing

1996 - 1999      Managing Director at BMW South Africa

1986 - 1996      Various positions at BMW

1982 - 1986      Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Munich, Germany      

London-born German Carl-Peter Forster obtained degrees in economics and aeronautical engineering, before starting his professional career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in 1982. After four years, he joined BMW in Munich, where he quickly rose through the ranks and 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 for Opel and VP 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 took the position of 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. Mr. Forster is married and has three children.


Concurrent board of director responsibilities:

Lead Equities AG, Vienna Chairman of the Board (2001 - now) 
ZMDi AG, Dresden   Chairman of the Board (2001 - now)
The Mobility House, Zurich Member of the Board (2012 - now)
IMI Plc, Birmingham                  Member of the Board (2012 - now)
Geely Automotive Holdings Ltd Member of the Board (2013 - now)
Rexam Plc Member of the Board (2014 - now)


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