Karl Slym, the managing director of Tata Motors died on 26 January 2014 after falling from a hotel building in Bangkok. He was in Bangkok to attend a board meeting of the Tata Motors Thailand Limited. Slym, the British-born executive ran all the operations of Tata Motors except of the Jaguar Land Rover in the UK.
Tata Motors was joined by Slym in October 2012, which was a part of a major management overhaul and he was responsible for charting out the company's strategy to regain momentum in the domestic market.
Before joining Tata group, he served as the executive vice-president of SGMW Motors, China, which is a joint venture of General Motors. Before, SFMW, from 2007 to 11, he was the President and managing director as well as a board member of the General Motors in India. He started his career by serving at Toyota in UK.