New Jaguar Land Rover boss is revealed

Jaguar Land Rover has announced who will replace Ralf Speth as chief executive officer.

An announcement was made today by parent company Tata Motors on who will lead the Coventry car maker going forward.

After much speculation on who might take the helm Tata Motors has revealed it will be former Renault boss Thierry Bolloré.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover, said: “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.”

Mr Bolloré has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry, most recently as CEO of Groupe Renault and previously in senior positions at global automotive supplier Faurecia.

Mr 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.”

It was revealed in January that Mr Speth is staying with the company and will take up the position of non-executive vice chairman of Jaguar Land Rover.

Paying tribute to Mr Speth Mr Chandrasekaran said: “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.”