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Indian American Executive at Ford dismissed with immediate effect over 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Indian American Executive at Ford dismissed with immediate effect over 'Inappropriate Behavior'

The company did not mention the details of the internal investigation or the reports against Nair, who was often called a rising star in Ford and a potential future chief executive.

Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett praised the organization's talent, saying the automaker is "very fortunate to have an experienced and committed executive team in place".

Nair, who has been had been president of Ford's north American unit since June 2017, issued an apology.

In a company statement, Nair said "there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the company and I have always espoused".

Ford Motor Co. said in a printed release that Galhotra will lead all aspects of the North American business, the company's primary source of revenue and profits. And Ford is not the only one; several other companies across industries have been under scrutiny for sexual assault, social misconduct, and inappropriate behavior. Prior to that position he served as the head of global product development at Ford and the CTO.

Ford announced Wednesday that Nair was leaving the company immediately.

Like Nair, Galhotra, 52, is a Ford veteran.

Galhotra has been with Ford for almost 30 years and has served in a multitude of senior-level engineering and product strategy positions around the world.

Nair's sudden departure after years of increasing responsibility - some observers saw him as a possible future CEO candidate - created a serious problem for the company.

In August, Ford agreed to pay up to United States dollars 10.125 million to settle an investigation into sex and race harassment at two plants in Chicago conducted by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In 2017, women at Ford's Chicago plant told The New York Times they faced sexual harassment and alleged that no action was taken on their complaints.

"It's a very male-dominated industry and most companies are paying special attention to these kinds of issues and taking action", said Michelle Krebs, an analyst at car-shopping website Autotrader "More chaos at the company comes at a bad time because Ford has had so much upheaval".

"We don't want you here, and we will move you out for engaging in any behavior like this", Hackett said in a letter to employees.

Hackett has struggled to revive Ford's fortunes since taking over as CEO from Mark Fields past year. The company's margins have fallen behind rivals General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Ford shares ended the US Wednesday session 0.28% lower at $10.60.

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