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Ford President, North America Allegedly Fired over Inappropriate Behavior

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Published on : Feb 22, 2018

Ford has publicized the separation of its North America president, Raj Nair who is also a former chief technical officer and executive vice president, product development. Nair has been reported to have exited the company after an internal investigation was conducted, as per a press release. The investigation concluded that Nair had a behavior that was not consistent with the company’s code of conduct. Nair was associated with the company since 1987. In a statement of CEO and president, Jim Hackett, it was revealed that the decision was made following a careful consideration and thorough review.

Nair’s Behavior was Inconsistent with Ford’s Code of Conduct

Hackett said that Ford expects its leaders to completely uphold the company’s values as it is totally committed to nurturing and providing a respectful and safe culture. When publicizing the exit of Nair, the company included one of his comments in a press release. It said that Nair wishes the company continued success in the future and will continue to have utmost faith in the people working therein. He has not demonstrated leadership behaviors that were consistent with the principles that both the company and Nair have always espoused, narrated the statement further, and that he sincerely regrets there have been such instances.

Apparently, the update has come after the exit of Ali Vahabzadeh, cofounder and CEO of Ford-acquired Chariot. However, this time Ford did not comment on the nature of the exit. It has been said that employees had complained about poor employee retention and toxic work culture in a cosigned letter to Hackett that led to Vahabzadeh’s firing.