London-born German Carl-Peter Forster has over 20 years of international experience in the automobile industry.
Mr Forster started his professional career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant in 1982. He joined BMW in Munich in 1986, where he rose through the ranks and became a member of the Executive Board in 1999 as Head of Global Manufacturing. In 2001, he joined the European division of General Motors and became Managing Director of Opel and VP of GM Europe. In 2006 he became CEO and President of GM Europe and joined the parent company's Global Automotive Strategy Board. After leaving General Motors in 2010, he took the position of Group CEO at Tata Motors, where he was responsible for the Tata, Jaguar and Land Rover brands. In 2013, he joined the Geely Automotive Holdings and the Board of Directors of Volvo Cars Corporation.
Mr Forster holds a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich and a Diploma in Economics from the Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelm-Universitat in Bonn, Germany.
Carl-Peter Forster’s vast experience and deep knowledge of the automotive industry is an important asset to Zouk’s Advisory Group.