Dr Ralf Speth was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Jaguar Land Rover, on February 18, 2010 and has since been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Tata Motors Board, effective November 9th 2010.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Speth was Head of Global Operations at the international industrial gases and engineering company, The Linde Group, having joined the company as Vice President of Operations in 2002.
Following a degree in Economics Engineering from Rosenheim University, Germany, Ralf worked as a business consultant for a number of years before joining BMW in 1980. Having served BMW for 20 years, Ralf joined Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group as Director of Production, Quality and Product Planning.
Born in Roth, Germany on 9th September 1955, he lives with his wife and two children. Ralf earned a Doctorate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Warwick University.
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