Dr. Carl-Peter Forster
Global automotive & mobility markets || Mobility & logistics
Carl-Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and mobility sector holding executive and board positions on three continents. Carl-Peter started his career in the automotive sector at BMW in the engineering department where, after a stint as MD for South Africa, he was the Executive Board Member for Production. He then spent ten years at General Motors, first as CEO of Opel, COO of GM Europe and then President of GM Europe and a member of the Global Automotive Board. He later moved to the Asian side of the automotive industry, first as CEO and MD to Tata Motors and then as member of the board for Geely Automotive and Volvo Cars.
Over the past decade, Carl-Peter has increasingly shifted his focus from the executive towards the board and investor side, connecting the traditional automotive industry with the new mobility world. In that spirit, Carl-Peter held/still holds numerous board positions such as Chairman of the Board at HELLA, Vesuvius, Chemring, Store.Dot, and member of the boards of Babcock International Group, Kinexon, Gordon Murray Design, The Mobility House, LeddarTech, and Envisics.
Carl-Peter combines his long-standing experience in the automotive and assembly industry with his passion for breakthrough technologies and innovations to support companies and startups with transformative impact on industries, society and environment.