Only days ago he received his own unique Ford GT.
Ford has just announced it has fired, effective immediately, Raj Nair, executive vice president and president of North America. Although no exact details were given, Nair was let go due to reports of inappropriate behavior. Following an internal review, it was decided Nair’s action were “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.” This shocking news comes only a few days after Nair received his personal GT supercar, complete with its own special “Victory” paint scheme.
While customers have a choice of eight standard exterior paint colors, top Ford executives such as Nair can pick whatever they want. After all, Nair is the one who came up with the idea for the reborn GT program. Nair’s GT was also the first one to roll off the production line for the 2018 model year. But that’s all in the past now. Nair is out. Something he did was inexcusable. Chances are he’s allowed to keep the GT, but his reputation is clearly damaged, perhaps permanently. Nair began his career at Ford 31 years ago and has held numerous other high-level positions, such as chief technology officer and head of global product development.
He was also heavily involved in Ford’s most ambitious technology advances, such as on-demand mobility services and autonomous vehicles. Only last year was he named as head of North American operations. “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.”