Karl Slym was the Managing Director of Tata Motors from 2012 to 2014 and was an integral part of Tata.
He led all operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets, including South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Indonesia and South Africa. He was a British by Birth.
He was appointed as the MD of Tata Motors in August 2012 and took over the charge on September 13 of the same year. He was responsible for mapping out the companys strategy to accelerate growth plans and gain positive leverage in the automobile sector.
Tata had recently launched 'Revotron'- an engine to pioneer in the automobile sector recently.
He was born in Derby, England on February 9 1962. He passed away on January 26, 2014 after falling from a Hotel Floor in Bangkok.
Related reports suggested that there was a suicide angle that was being probed as a letter was found in the room.
Before joining Tata Motors, Slym was the Executive Vice-President and board member of SGMW Motors, a three-way joint venture among Chinas SAIC Motor Corporation, Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co Ltd and General Motors.
Karl Slym was an alumnus of Stanford University and a Sloan Fellow. Slym was awarded a Sloan Fellowship from GM and in 2002 earned a master of science degree in business administration from Stanford University.
He graduated in 1984 from his post-secondary education in production engineering at England's Derby University.
He also served as president and a member of the board of directors of CAMI Automotive General Motors’ Canadian joint venture with Suzuki Motor Manufacturing Corporation since September 2002.
He was deeply interested in India, its car market and its movies. He described his interests as Bollywood, Cricket and India.
His Twitter bio read: Britisher who just cant stay away from India!! Crazy for most sports and loves to know whats going on everywhere!! And hearing from everyone!! MD Tata Motors.