Nair issued a statement regretting his actions, described as not to exhibit "leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused".
Nair joined Ford in 1987 and held numerous senior posts for the second largest USA automaker prior to being tapped to lead the North American unit in June 2017.
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Belcher previously held the seat from 2008 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2016, when she lost to Dan Johnson, Thehill.com reported. Dan Johnson killed himself in December after adamantly denying the sexual assault allegations from the pulpit of his church.
There have been several media reports over the past several months alleging misconduct at several Ford manufacturing plants in the United States, including an investigation by the New York Times. "The review determined certain behaviour by Nair was inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".
The Indian-American was made the North American Chief of Ford Motors after the-then president, Jim Hackett, was promoted to the post of CEO in May 2015. Ford, added Hackett, is committed to providing as well as nurturing a respectful and safe culture and expects its leaders to uphold those values.
Nair's replacement will be subject to an announcement in the near future. "On behalf of myself and the employees of Ford Motor Company, who condemn such behavior and regret any harassment as much as I do, I apologize". The shares have declined 15 percent this year. He was head of global product development and served as chief technical officer before a series of management changes that followed Jim Hackett becoming CEO past year. Joy Falotico, 50, is now Group Vice President of the Lincoln Motor Company and Chief Marketing Officer, succeeding Galhotra. His appointment is effective March 1st, reporting to Bob Shanks, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Galhotra had led the comeback of Lincoln. A 25-year veteran of Ford Credit, McClelland, 48, was most recently Executive Vice President, Marketing and Asia Pacific. Rowley, who was previously Vice President of Strategy, will be responsible for driving the redesign of the North American business to improve its overall fitness. In 2014, he was named the Fortune Automotive Businessperson of the Year.