Pratap Bose, Vice-President, Global Design of Tata Motors, has resigned. Martin Uhlarik, till recently Head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) , has taken over as the new Global Design Head
The news of Bose's resignation has come as a big surprise because he was a familiar face within the company and a favourite of the media.
An internal communique by the company states that Bose has decided to leave for better opportunities, a clear indication that he is heading out to another auto brand. The memo adds that he will proceed on leave for the reminder of his tenure.
His constant messaging on design and why it was so imperative for the new family of cars made sense especially when customers noticed the changes and brand perception improved.
Bose has also been in the news in recent times for being shortlisted as World Car Person of the Year 2021, an award which ultimately went to Akio Toyoda of Toyota Motor Corporation.
The news of his abrupt exit comes at a time when Tata Motors is on the lookout for a new Managing Director. It had announced the appointment of Marc Listosella with much fanfare but this fell through subsequently.