Ford Names Lincolns Kumar Galhotra As New President of North America

Ford is wasting no time ushering in a replacement for ousted President of North America Raj Nair. Thursday, the automaker named Lincoln chief and Ford Chief Marketing Officer Kumar Galhotra to the job, calling it part of key changes to its senior management team to strengthen the company.

The move comes swiftly after Ford announced Raj Nairs resignation Wednesday following an internal investigation into still undisclosed inappropriate behavior.

Kumar Galhotra

Galhotra will become head of Fords North America operations effective March 1. The 52-year olds career with the company spans 29 years. Hes served as chief of the Lincoln brand since 2014, after being appointed to that post by former CEO Mark Fields. Hes credited with revitalizing luxury brands lineup with the new Lincoln Navigator, Continental and soon the Nautilus which replaces the MKX.

Kumar alongside Lincoln Navigator
Kumar Galhotra, group vice president, Lincoln, and chief marketing officer, Ford Motor Company, stands alongside the all-new Lincoln Navigator, winner of the prestigious 2018 North American Truck of the Year. Credit: Lincoln

He recently accepted an award for the new Lincoln Navigator, which won the 2018 North American Truck of the Year at this years Detroit Auto Show.

In Fords press release, President and CEO Jim Hackett said Ford is very fortunate to have an experienced and committed executive team in place driving every day to significantly strengthen our business while building toward our vision of becoming the worlds most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world.

Ford made more leadership changes as well. .

Kumar revealing Nautilus at LA Auto Show
Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra reveals the new Lincoln Nautilus at the LA Auto Show. Credit: Lincoln

Photo Credit: Ford
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