Dr. Ralf Speth

Chief Executive Officer
Jaguar and Land Rover

Dr Ralf Speth was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Jaguar Land Rover on February 18, 2010 and is a Non-Executive Director on the Tata Motors Board.

Prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Speth was Head of Global Operations at The Linde Group, the industrial gases and engineering company, having joined the company as Vice President of Operations in 2002.

He worked as a business consultant before joining BMW in 1980, where he worked for 20 years. Subsequently, he joined Ford Motor Company’s Premier Automotive Group.

Dr Speth earned a Doctorate of Engineering and is an Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick. He has also been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Born in Roth, Germany, he is married with two daughters.