DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Friday that Alexandra Ford English, daughter of Executive Chairman Bill Ford, will join Rivian’s board of directors, filling a vacancy left by the abrupt retirement this year of former President of Automotive Joe Hinrichs.
English, director of corporate strategy, will add the board role effective immediately, Ford said in a release.
“Alexandra and I share a deep passion for mobility and electrification, and her connection to Ford’s long family role in transportation is something special. I am looking forward to working closely with her and the perspective that she will bring to the Board,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said in a statement.
The move comes days after the two companies said they would cancel joint development of an electric vehicle for the Lincoln brand. Both sides said their partnership remained strong.
“Our strategic partnership with Rivian plays an important role in the future of fully networked battery electric vehicles,” Ford CEO Jim…