Mr Guenter Butschek is currently the CEO and Managing Director (the ‘MD’) of Tata Motors Limited.
Guenter Butschek Education
Aged 59, Mr Guenter Butschek is a graduate in Business Administration and Economics with a diploma from the University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, Germany, with wide and varied experience in business in the aerospace and the automobile industries leading industrial strategies, operational excellence, leading turnaround initiatives and large scale business transformations and setting the footprint for future profitable growth.
Job Profile of Butschek
Mr Butschek is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (the ‘MD’) of Tata Motors Limited since February 15, 2016 and is entrusted with the overall responsibility of Tata Motors’ operations in India and international markets (but excluding Jaguar Land Rover operations).
Mr Butschek provides Tata Motors with profound knowledge in complex restructuring/turnaround programs and cultural transformation initiatives by filling in
critical skill gaps, onboarding employees and creating ownership in the organization. His leadership creates international teams and fosters a culture of cross-functional teamwork, agility and accountability.
- Date of Birth / Age: October 21, 1960 [59 years]
- Date of first appointment on the Board: February 15, 2016
- Director Identification Number (DIN): 07427375
Taking into consideration the size of the Company, the complex nature of its operations, the strategic and operational restructuring and transformation required and Mr Butschek’s broad functional and general management skills, his rich global experience of growing organizations and developing new markets, the Board has considered Mr Butschek suitable for this position.
Also as a Director, he is nominated on the Board of certain strategic subsidiary companies. It may be noted that the Company or its subsidiaries does not additionally compensate him in any manner for these additional activities.
Mr Butschek is a managerial person functioning in a professional capacity, in terms of Schedule V, Part II Section II clause (B) as he is not having any interest in the capital of the Company or its holding company or any of its subsidiaries directly or indirectly or through any other statutory structures and does not have any direct or indirect interest nor is related to the directors or promoters of the Company or its holding company or any of its subsidiaries at any time, before or on or after the date of appointment and possesses graduate level qualification with expertise and specialised knowledge in the field in which the Company operates.
Profile Before Tata Motors
Before joining Tata Motors, he has worked in the Airbus Group, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany for over three decades in various positions and functions across geographies. He has optimized manufacturing footprints, aligned end-to-end demand and supply chains and improved global operating systems.
He led joint ventures, created partnerships with social partners (trade unions), private and public authorities, fostering a culture of teaming, agility and accountability.
Mr Butschek experience
Mr Butschek is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tata Motors. Mr Butschek has over three decades of global experience in international automotive management across multiple functions such as production, industrialisation and procurement. Besides Daimler AG, he has worked in the Airbus Group as its Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Mr Butschek is leading the Company in a major strategic and operational transformation for significant and sustained improvement in the overall business and financial performance comprehensively covering all areas of the Company’s operations like strategy, platform and product strategy, manufacturing, supply chain, employee and managerial productivity, cost reduction & efficiency improvements, improved effectiveness in sales & marketing and customer satisfaction/relationships
and breakthrough improvements in achieving world class quality standards.