Pratap Bose has quit Tata Motors after 14+ years with the company. He held the Vice President of Global Design at Tata Motors and now he’s apparently seeking opportunities outside the company. Mr. Bose will be replaced by Martin Uhlarik, who has been leading Tata Motors’ European Technical Centre (TMETC) since 2016.
Prior to Tata, Uhlarik worked for SAIC Motor, Nissan and Skoda. He holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto, Canada, and a degree in Transportation Design from ArtCenter College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland.
Uhlarik will continue to operate from TMETC in the UK, leading teams in three Tata Motors Design centres in Coventry (UK), Turin (Italy) and Pune (India). He will report to Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors.
I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design Head of Tata Motors. Martin is an experienced automobile designer with deep domain knowledge of design, a keen understanding of international trends and extensive operational experience with leading automobile companies in several geographies. His rich experience and expertise will inspire our teams to further enhance our vehicle design philosophy and language. I take this opportunity to also thank Pratap for his services and wish him the best for the future. – Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors