Jaguar Land Rover is looking for a new leaderJuly 9, 2020
In connection with the retirement in September 2020, the current Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Spet, the British automaker is actively looking for a replacement.
This week it became known that the list of applicants included former Audi CEO Bram Shot, as well as former BMW Development Director Klaus Frelich, who left the Bavarian company last month. According to Autonews Europe, the appointment may become known later this week.
Spet’s resignation was driven by Tata Motors ’parental policies, although in the future he will become the non-executive vice chairman of Jaguar Land Rover.
According to the Financial Times, in addition to Fröhlich and Shot, Nick Rogers, who is the head of the development company, and Fred Schulze, the head of production at the Audi home plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, are also on the JLR’s list of potential candidates. According to the same report, FCA boss Mike Manley was removed from the list.
Frelich and Shot left their posts this year only. The latter also served as head of sales and marketing, and then became interim CEO of Audi after German prosecutors detained former executive director Rupert Stadler for his alleged participation in Dieselgate.
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