Ford’s incoming chief information officer backs out of job

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Friday stated Vijay Sankaran, who was imagined to be its subsequent chief software program and information officer, has elected to not take the job.

Sankaran, 47, stated he needed to take day off to spend together with his household. He beforehand was CIO at buying and selling firm TD Ameritrade and earlier than that was with Ford for 12 years, most not too long ago as Ford IT’s chief know-how officer.

“This was a difficult decision, as I was very interested in returning to Ford to help advance the company’s transformation, but I determined after much thought that I needed to take a break to devote more time to my family and recharge before taking on a new leadership role,” Sankaran stated in an announcement. “Despite this decision, I’m confident Ford has a bright future and extend my best wishes to my former colleagues.”

Sankaran was supposed to begin in his new position Nov. 16. Ford stated Friday that Jeff Lemmer will proceed as CIO for the remainder of the 12 months, and that it plans to fill the position “in the near future.”


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