Raj Nair, one of the leading figures behind the Ford GT project, has been promoted to a new senior position at Ford, as part of global staff shakeup announced by the American manufacturer on Thursday.
Nair has been named the new Executive Vice President and President of Ford North America, effective June 1, where he will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s North American business units.
Previously, Nair was the Executive Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, playing a key role in the development of the Ford GT road and race cars alongside Ford Performance Global Director Dave Pericak.
Nair’s new position is just one of nearly a dozen senior-level staff changes within the company, which comes in the wake of newly appointed Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett, who was named to the position on Monday.
“The leadership changes we are announcing today across our global business are important as we foster even greater teamwork, accountability and nimble decision-making,” Hackett said.
“I am excited to work together with Bill Ford and such a talented and diverse group of leaders to create a more vibrant Ford that delivers value for all of our stakeholders.”