Jaguar Land Rover Leader Shares Keys to Innovation and Success

After years of losses and poor sales, Jaguar Land Rover is now a world-class innovator delivering quarter after quarter of profitable results. San Diego professionals looking to innovate at their firms can hear from a Jaguar leader on the keys to success at a University of San Diego School of Business Administration event on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the university’s Mother Rosalie Hill Hall.

In the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, Jaguar Land Rover’s segment revenue increased by 30.7 percent to $8.8 billion and its EBITDA surged by 68 percent to $1.1 billion. During the university’s presentation, Joy Bachelor, technical specialist from Jaguar Land Rover UK, will discuss how the company has become a world-class leader in overcoming the complexity of dynamic innovation to become a highly profitable and innovative business in just a short time.

“This session will provide clear and replicable lessons to help professionals successfully drive their innovations to market from concept to launch,” said Christina De Vaca, director of the university’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) program. “The program will address organizational, technical, supply chain and other strategic challenges to show how organizations can turn around their innovation processes.”

Bachelor has worked on product definition projects within Jaguar Land Rover since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for more than 10 years in academic research as a team leader at the Premium Automotive Research and Development Programme (PARD) at the Warwick Manufacturing Group and as a research fellow at Warwick Business School and Coventry Business School.

The event is free but an RSVP is requested by Oct. 16 at



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