Ford North American President Raj Nair Out Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ After Internal Investigation

The company has yet to choose a replacement

Raj Nair served as president of Ford North America since June. - Credit by Getty Images
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Raj Nair, North American president for Ford, is leaving the company following an internal investigation into “inappropriate behavior.”

“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.”

A release noted that, “certain behavior by Nair was inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.”

“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,” Nair said in a statement. “I continue to have the utmost faith in the people of Ford Motor Company and wish them continued success in the future.”

The company has not yet selected a replacement for Nair. He served as North American president of Ford since June. Before that, he was the company’s head of global product development and chief technical officer.

Ford declined to provide more information, instead referring Adweek to the release.

In December, The New York Times released an investigation detailing a “culture of harassment” at Ford.

@KristinaMonllos Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.
Publish date: February 21, 2018 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT