Rajendra “Raj” Rao

Chief Executive Officer, Ford Smart Mobility LLC

Raj Rao is chief executive officer of Ford Smart Mobility LLC is chief executive officer of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, Ford’s subsidiary working to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. As CEO, Rao leads Ford Smart Mobility LLC’s various businesses, including the recently announced City Solutions business, the Chariot shuttle business and Greenfield Labs, Ford Smart Mobility LLC’s business model incubator. Before joining Ford, Rao was vice president of digital business model innovation at 3M and led the international operations of Life Fitness as part of the Brunswick Corporation leadership team. A native of Bangalore, India, Rao has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University and a master’s degree in management from Boston University.