Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok
Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok, where he was to attend board meet of Tata Motors Thailand Limited.
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.