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Thierry Bolloré named as new chief executive at Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover’s new chief executive is Thierry Bolloré.

Bolloré – who had the same position at Renault but was shown the door last October – will take over the role from Ralf Speth as of September 10, and spoke of the ‘privilege’ and excitement he felt at joining the JLR team.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of JLR’s parent company Tata Motors, said today (Jul 28): ‘I am delighted to welcome Thierry to Jaguar Land Rover. An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry.’

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Speth is to become non-executive vice-chairman of Jaguar Land Rover, and Chandrasekaran added: ‘I want to thank Ralf for a decade of outstanding vision and leadership for Jaguar Land Rover and welcome him to his new non-executive position in addition to his existing role on the board of Tata Sons.’

Bolloré said: ‘Jaguar Land Rover is known around the world for its peerless brand heritage, exquisite design and deep engineering integrity. It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.

‘Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Jaguar Land Rover are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company.’

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