Global Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer)
Xuefeng (XF) Chen was appointed Global Chief Executive Officer in November, 2022. Previously, Mr. Chen served as CEO Faraday Future (China) since 2021. He has extensive experience in the luxury automobile industry and prior to joining Faraday Future, Mr. Chen served as China CEO, Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President of the Joint Sales organization, and Assistant to Chery Group President from 2018 to February 2021. Prior to that, he served in various positions at Chery Jaguar Land Rover, including as quality leader from 2013 to 2014, as Chief Financial Officer (2015), and as Vice President (CTO) of Research and Development (2017). During Mr. Chen’s tenure, he presided over the planning and construction of Cherry Jaguar Land Rover’s engine plant, and Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle production capacity expanded from 130,000 to 200,000 units, paving the way for Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s hybrid and electric vehicle strategy. From 2002 to 2013, he served in positions of increasing responsibility with Changan Ford Mazda Company, including Project Director. Mr. Chen graduated from Wuhan University of Technology in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in automotive design and manufacturing and in 2016 with a master’s degree in automotive engineering. Mr. Chen is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration in Yangtze River Business School.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
Ms. Yun Han serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer and as Chief Accounting Officer as of October, 2022. Ms. Han has extensive accounting and finance experience, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Romeo Power, Inc. (NYSE: RMO). She was previously Vice President and Controller at Immunity Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBRX), and held other senior accounting and finance positions at various companies. Earlier in her career, she spent over 13 years with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLC in its technical accounting and audit practice. She is a CPA licensed in the State of California and a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Global Senior Vice President, Product Execution
Mr. Matthias Aydt has served as FF’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Product Definition since November 2019, overseeing business development of FF’s business to business sales, technology licensing and strategic cooperation as well as leading its product strategy for future products. Mr. Aydt has served in various leadership roles at FF, including Senior Vice President of Product Execution, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Vehicle Chief Engineer and Head of Hardware Architecture. Mr. Aydt has extensive experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining FF in July 2016, Mr. Aydt served as the Vice President of Vehicle Engineering of Qoros Auto from January 2015 to May 2016, held various positions at Magna Steyr from 2006 to 2014, including Branch Manager and Head of Project Management at Magna Steyr China. Mr. Aydt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fachhochschule Ulm - Hochschule für Technik. Mr. Aydt also serves on FF’s board of directors.
Vice President, I.A.I. (Internet, Autonomous Driving, Intelligence)
Mr. Hong Rao has served as FF’s Vice President of I.A.I. (Internet, Autonomous Driving, Intelligence) since April 2015, overseeing technology innovation, product and technology roadmap, system architecture, software and AI, among others. Prior to joining FF, Mr. Rao served as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Borqs Technologies from October 2007 to March 2015 and held several engineering leadership positions in Motorola from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Rao received his Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University, his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai University of Science & Technology.
Executive Vice President, Head of User Ecosystem
Mr. Chui Tin Mok has served as FF’s Executive Vice President and the Global Head of User Ecosystem since August 2018. Mr. Mok is very experienced in managing marketing & sales functions in global internet tech companies. Prior to joining FF, Mr. Mok worked in Trend Lab Limited, which Mr. Mok founded in January 2017. Trend Lab has been rated as Top 10 Innovation Startups. From September 2017 to January 2018, Mr. Mok was the President of EFT Solutions Limited (HKEx: 8062), a Hong Kong public company that provides online and offline payment solutions. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Mok served as the Group Chief Marketing Officer of LeEco Group and also the CEO of LeEco APAC. During this time, he successfully managed a team of more than 1500 people across all business functions of smartphone, smart TV, video streaming service, cloud computing, online content distribution, e-commerce, retail, etc. in both domestic and overseas markets. He contributed to helping LeEco successfully enter the Hong Kong, India and US markets. Mr. Mok served as the Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2013. He managed marketing and communication departments that included more than 500 employees and was in charge of the sales channel upgrade as well as the overseas expansion. Mr. Mok received his Higher Diploma in Building Service Engineering from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, and his Executive Master Degree in Business Administration from International Business Academy of Switzerland.