FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autonomous mobility developer Zoox, Inc. today announced that Aicha Evans, former Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intel Corporation, will join Zoox as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors starting February 26.
Evans comes to Zoox after spending 12 years at Intel, where she most recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer and oversaw Intel’s transformation from a PC-centric to a data-centric company. Prior to that, Evans was General Manager of the Communication and Devices Group, where she led a team of over 7,000 people across multiple continents and was responsible for driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and Intel platforms.
“I’m thrilled to join Zoox and challenge the status quo with an autonomous mobility system built from the ground up,” said Evans. “Mobility is approaching a major inflection point, and Zoox has set itself apart from entrenched players as the only company creating a solution purpose-built to meet the needs of a fully autonomous future. I look forward to helping the company’s exceptionally talented team continue to grow as we unlock more technical and commercial milestones.”
“Our team has made incredible progress since we started in 2014,” said Jesse Levinson, Zoox co-founder, CTO, and President. “We believe now more than ever that the full realization of autonomous mobility is a radical departure from last century’s car architecture, and that requires a completely reimagined vehicle and AI solution. I’m excited to partner with Aicha as we forge our own path and show the world what the next generation of mobility looks like.”
“Aicha is an accomplished business leader and a strategic thinker with the right mix of skills to help turn Zoox’s ambitious vision into a reality,” said Carl Bass, executive chairman and board member at Zoox. “Zoox’s board of directors looks forward to working closely with Aicha to expand Zoox’s presence in the autonomous vehicle market as Zoox enters its next phase of growth.”
Zoox was founded in 2014 to develop a complete ecosystem for delivering autonomous mobility, from the core autonomous technology and vehicle design to an operating model and revolutionary product experience. Towards that end, Zoox is building a fleet of fully autonomous, battery electric, zero-emission vehicles that are purpose-built and optimized for ridesharing in cities. To date, Zoox has raised more than $750M and assembled a multidisciplinary team of over 700 people, and its test vehicles drive autonomously in San Francisco and up and down the Peninsula, day and night, seven days a week. Based in Foster City, CA, Zoox employees are working to deliver safe, clean, and enjoyable mobility for the planet.
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