LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIE) (“FF,” “Faraday Future,” or “Company”), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, announced today that the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board”) unanimously appointed Lev Peker as a member of the Board and as a member and the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Peker is an automotive and retail experienced C-Suite executive who has served in the CEO role, as well as on the board of directors at various public and private organizations. He has a results-driven mindset and a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Mr. Peker is currently the CEO of PartsiD, a leading digital commerce platform for the automotive aftermarket. Prior to that, Mr. Peker was the CEO of CarLotz, a nationwide used car consignment retailer (which recently merged with Shift Technologies). Prior to that role, Mr. Peker was the CEO of CarParts.com from 2019-2022, where he oversaw a more than doubling of annual revenue, a nearly fourfold improvement in EBITDA and an increase in market capitalization of over 500%. He also led the organization through a turnaround and strategic repositioning, while creating a 3-year plan to increase operational efficiency, maximize inventory, and improve the customer experience. Mr. Peker has also held various executive roles at Adorama, Sears Holdings Corporation and US Auto Parts in his career. Mr. Peker is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a BS in Accounting from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
On July 31, 2023, Adam He provided a letter of resignation as interim Board Chairman, member of the Board and member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and Selection Committee, effective immediately. The Company thanks Mr. He for his valuable service as a member of the Board.
“We are honored to have an automotive and retail industry veteran like Mr. Peker join our team during this exciting and pivotal period of the Company,” said Xuefeng (“XF”) Chen, Global Chief Executive Officer of FF. “Mr. Peker will provide valuable experience and leadership along with the rest of the Board that will help guide us as we begin the deliveries of the FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance to our first group of users.”
The Company recently announced the official launch of the second phase of its co-creation delivery and expects to deliver the FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance to the first users at a delivery ceremony later this month. This marks a significant milestone for the Company as FF initiates the second phase of its three-phase delivery plan.
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Faraday Future is the pioneer of the Ultimate TechLuxury ultra spire market in the intelligent EV era, and the disruptor of the traditional ultra-luxury car civilization epitomized by Ferrari and Maybach. FF is not just an EV company, but also a software-driven intelligent internet company. Ultimately FF aims to become a User Company by offering a shared intelligent mobility ecosystem.
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