Alexandra Ford English, the daughter of executive chairman Bill Ford, just joined the board of directors at Rivian. Ford Motor Company announced that English assumes now the position of Joe Hinrichs, who left the board during March.
“Our strategic partnership with Rivian plays an important role in the future of fully networked battery electric vehicles,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president, and CEO. “With Alexandra’s experience in mobility and self-driving services, she will bring a unique perspective to Rivian’s board during this transformational time in our industry.”
RJ Scaringe, Rivian CEO and founder, is sure that English is the right person for the job, enlightening her passion for electrification and the car industry. English is currently the director of the corporate strategy for Ford. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School after getting a bachelor’s in human biology from Stanford.
However, customers will have to wait until 2021 for the Rivian R1T pickup because of the coronavirus crises. The startup electric utility vehicle company got significant investments from Ford and Amazon. The original delivery schedule was for late 2020. Only Ford invested $500 million in Rivian last April.