Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Tata Motors chief dies in fall
Karl Slym, 51, has been found dead after falling from his 22nd floor bedroom in the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok.
Slym is reported to have been responsible for the Tata Motors car-making operations in India as well as Tata’s interests in South Korea, Thailand and South Africa.
Slym was head-hunted by Tata Motors. He joined the company in 2012 giving up the role of executive vice president of SGMW Motors China, a General Motors operation.
His responsibilities included overhauling Tata Motors’s manufacturing, sales and distribution operations. ∎