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Ford President Steps Down After Violating Company’s Code of Conduct

Ford Motor Company President Raj Nair left his position in the company due to a revelation from an internal investigation on allegations of poor conduct. Nair broke the rules and faced the consequences shortly after, and serves as a reminder that you can’t run from your mistakes.

 “Certain behavior by Nair was inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct,” the company wrote in a statement. No further details were shared on what exactly he did that resulted in him stepping down.

“We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration,” Ford CEO Jim Hackett said. “Ford is deeply committed to providing and nurturing a safe and respectful culture and we expect our leaders to fully uphold these values.”

Nair worked at Ford for 31 years and was named the president of North American operations last year. Before this, he was the company’s CTO and was in charge of Ford’s global product development. He took the lead in the company’s adventurous technology plans, including self-driving cars and certain mobility services.

Nair said in the company’s statement,

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.

This is the second misconduct deal Hackett resolved since becoming CEO. The New York Times released a report in December that revealed claims of sexual harassment and abuse in the company’s factories in Chicago. Hackett spoke to employees through an open letter and asked them to no longer keep quiet.

[via The Verge]

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