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Ralf Speth

Ralf Speth

Professor Sir Ralf Speth KBE FREng FRS


Elected: 2020


Professor Sir Ralf Speth is a Bavarian-born engineer who has led the transformation of Jaguar Land Rover from a niche UK manufacturer to a global premium business and respected leader in automotive technologies. Under Sir Ralf’s stewardship, Jaguar Land Rover became the first premium automotive manufacturer to design and engineer an all-electric performance SUV, the groundbreaking Jaguar I-PACE. 

Sir Ralf started his professional career at BMW, where he stayed for 20 years before he joined Ford Motor Company’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG) and later Linde Group, the international gases, material handling and engineering company.  In early 2010, he became Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover and a member of the Tata Motors Board later that year.  In 2016, Ratan Tata appointed Sir Ralf to the Supervisory Board of Tata Sons Ltd.

Sir Ralf is a Professor at the University of Warwick and has been a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2014.  In 2015, he was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire and in 2019, an Additional Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Professional positions

CEO, Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Director, TVS Motor

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences
    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, vision, Databases
  • Engineering
    • Communications incl information theory, Engineering, electronics, Engineering, environmental, Engineering, medical
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