JLR’s fortunes have been transformed in recent years under the ownership of India-based Tata Motors and with this, Jaguar Land Rover has announced the appointment of Mr Hanno Kirner to the position of Executive Director, Corporate and Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover. Mr Kirner will join the Executive Committee of the company, reporting to Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ralf Speth. The move is effective 1st March, 2016.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Speth said, “I am delighted to welcome Hanno to the team. He is joining Jaguar Land Rover at an extremely exciting time as we continue to execute our consistent strategy, investing in world-class technologies and manufacturing facilities, ensuring that Jaguar Land Rover puts its customers first in every part of the business.”
Reflecting on his new role, Mr Kirner said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Jaguar Land Rover, a company that is admired around the world for its two iconic brands and one that is well-positioned strategically and financially for sustainable, profitable growth.”
Mr Kirner is currently Chief Financial Officer for the Rolls Royce plc’s Land and Sea Division and now will join Jaguar Land Rover. Between 2010 and 2015 he was Chief Financial Officer at Aston Martin and prior to this he was Director of Finance and IT at Rolls Royce Motor Cars. He has also held a number of senior roles with BMW.
Hanno will be taking over the reins as Executive Director from Mike Wright, who will continue to be associated with Jaguar Land Rover, bringing his experience to a number of areas that include key financial services initiatives. In addition, he will be taking up roles outside Jaguar Land Rover that will be announced in due course.