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Raj Nair Departs Ford After Reports Of “Inappropriate Behaviour”

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The former head of Ford’s GT road car and GTE programmes, Raj Nair, is set to leave the Ford Motor Company after an “internal investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior, inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”.

Nair, who was named Ford’s President of North America last June after filling the role of the company’s head of global product development, will be succeeded by the head of Lincoln Kumar Galhotra. Galhotra will take over Nair’s position next month.

“We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett in a statement. “Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values.”

Nair added: “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused. I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future.”