Board member of Geely Automobile Holdings
Chairman London EV Company Ltd. (London Taxi)
Mr. Carl Peter Edmund Moriz Forster, aged 62, joined the Group on 9 January 2013 as a Non-executive Director. Mr. Forster is the chief advisor to a member of Geely Holding and he has been appointed a member of the board of directors of Volvo Car Corporation since February 2013. Mr. Forster has over 30 years of professional experience in the global automotive industry, particularly in the fields of automotive products and development as well as strategic planning and general management. Mr. Forster held various senior management/CEO positions and directorship in many international consultancy and automobile corporates including McKinsey & Company, Inc., BMW (he was the chief project manager of one of its best-selling models of “BMW 5-Series”, and later the head of global manufacturing), General Motors Europe, Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (Stock Code of London Stock Exchange (“LSE”): RR) and Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai (the group steered Jaguar Land Rover into profit). Mr. Foster obtained a Diploma in Economics from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Bonn in 1976 and a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich in 1982. Mr. Forster is currently a non-executive director of IMI plc, Birmingham (Stock Code of LSE: IMI), the chairman of Chemring Group Plc (Stock Code of LSE: CHG), the chairman of the supervisory board, member of the investment committee and partner of Lead Equities AG, a member of the Verwaltungsrat and a substantial shareholder of The Mobility House AG, a member of the board of Geely UK, the chairman of Friedola Tech Gmbh, the chairman of London Taxi Corporation, a non-executive director of Cosworth Ltd., a non-executive director of Gordon Murray Design, and the chairman of Emerald Automotive Ltd.. He was the chairman of the supervisory board and a substantial shareholder of ZMDi AG, and a non-executive director of Rexam plc (Stock Code of LSE: REX).