RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), setting new standards with the longest and fastest electric car on the market with the award-winning Lucid Air, today announced the promotion of Faisal Sultan to the Vice President and General Manager of Lucid Middle East, reporting directly to Pierre Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid. Mr. Sultan joined Lucid in 2019 and has since led major initiatives for the company in the region, including guiding the contract to build the factory in Saudi Arabiadeveloping sales and service plans, negotiating the purchase of a fleet of up to 100,000 vehicles by the Government of Saudi Arabia over a ten-year period, managing relationships with key partners, suppliers and government officials, and leading the opening this week of the company’s first studio in the Middle East in Riyadh.
“As we open Lucid’s first retail studio here in RiyadhI am delighted to announce that Faisal Sultan has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Lucid Middle East,” said Pierre Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid. “Our mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most exciting electric vehicles in the world, and the Middle East is a strategic region to fulfill this mission, both for manufacturing and retail. This requires in-depth local knowledge as well as business acumen, and we are very fortunate to have Faisal leading our team here in the Middle East.”
Mr. Sultan has 23 years of combined automotive industry experience at Lucid, Industrial Clusters, FCA, Magna, Ford and GM, where he held leadership positions spanning industrial development, manufacturing, operations, engineering and program management. He also has global experience that spans across North America, Asia, Europeand Australia.
Prior to joining Lucid, Faisal served as Senior Director, Automotive for Industrial Clusters at Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources. There, he led the team that developed and implemented the automotive development policy for the country’s automotive manufacturing localization, supply chain development and human resource capabilities. Faisal holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in automotive engineering from Lawrence University of Technology.
About Lucid Group
Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating cutting-edge technologies and the most captivating luxury electric vehicles centered on the human experience. The company’s first car, Lucid Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design that offers full-size luxurious interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint. The Lucid Air Grand Touring has 819 horsepower and an estimated range of 830 kilometers. Deliveries to customers of Lucid Air, which is produced at Lucid’s factory in Casa Grande, Arizonaare currently in progress for US customers.
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