Prof Sir Ralf Speth


Chief Executive Officer

Prof Sir Ralf D Speth KBE, FREng

Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover

Prof Sir Ralf D Speth joined Jaguar Land Rover as Chief Executive Officer on 18 February 2010.  Later that year he was appointed to the Board of Tata Motors.

In 2016, Mr Ratan Tata appointed him to the Board of Tata Sons.

Prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Speth was a Director at The Linde Group, the international industrial gases and engineering company.

Previously, he worked at BMW for 20 years before joining Ford Motor Company’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG) in 2007.

Sir Ralf has a Doctorate of Engineering and is a Professor of the University of Warwick.  The Royal Academy of Engineering invited Ralf in 2014 to join its Fellowship. 

In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Knight of the British Empire. In 2019 he received an Additional Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.