Faraday Future appoints Matthias Aydt as Global Chief Executive Officer
California-based Faraday Future (FF) has appointed Matthias Aydt as the new Global CEO, effective September 29, 2023. Concurrently, Xuefeng Chen will resume his role as FF China CEO and take on a new position as FF’s EVP of Global Industrialization. Aydt’s focus will be on enhancing FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance production and deliveries, while Chen will oversee the launch of the FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance in China and concentrate on strategic developments in both China and the United States, including business development plans and cost reductions.
Matthias Aydt brings over seven years of experience at FF, holding key roles in Product Execution and heading Product Definition, Mobility Ecosystems, and Business Development. Before joining FF, Aydt held significant positions at automotive companies and OEM suppliers, leading teams in Project Management and Vehicle Engineering. With a vast 40-year background in luxury OEMs, Aydt is well-versed in manufacturing, technology, and operations, having developed multinational organizations and various processes related to design, development, program management, and simultaneous engineering. Throughout his career, Aydt has garnered over 15 registered patents, showcasing his dedication to the company’s vision of a sustainable transportation future and its stakeholders.
“FF is currently focusing on ramping up FF91 production and beginning to generate revenue, improvement of product and technology capabilities and the development of next-generation products including AI developments,” said Mr. Aydt. “I’m very excited for the new Global CEO role, and I’m confident that it will allow me to highlight my experience in product technology, research, and development for luxury car brands at global, world-class car companies and will provide tremendous value and leadership to FF.”