Tata Motors has announced Marc Llistosella as the companyâ€™s new managing director and CEO. Llistosella succeeds Guenter Butschek, former COO of Airbus and a Daimler AG veteran, who took charge at Tata Motors in January 2016.Â Llistosella has worked with firms like Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Daimler Trucks Asia. He will take over the role from July 2021
Llistosella was the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and head of Daimler Trucks Asia till 2018, before he moved on to join Einrideâ€™s board of directors.
Commenting on the new appointment, N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Motors, said â€œI am delighted to welcome Marc to Tata Motors. Marc is an experienced automotive business leader with deep knowledge and expertise in commercial vehicles over his illustrious career and has extensive operational experience in India. Marc will bring this experience to take the Tata Motorsâ€™ Indian business to even greater heights.”
Marc Llistosella said, â€œI am delighted to become a part of the unique Tata family. Having been bonded to India for so many years, a new exciting chapter is now opened. We would jointly awaken the potential of Tata Motors.” Guenter Butschek has informed of his desire to relocate to Germany at the end of the contract for personal reasons. He has accepted the request of the board of Tata Motors to continue as the MD and CEO till June 30, 2021. Chandrasekaran added: “I would like to thank Guenter for leading Tata Motors successfully over the last 5 years.”