LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Faraday Future (FF) announced today that Henry (Hong) Liu, renowned expert in international legal, banking, and regulatory affairs, and former global equity partner at international law firm Mayer Brown LLP, has assumed the positions of Global Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Global Executive Vice President, and Global General Counsel, based at the company's Gardena, California, main campus near Los Angeles. Additionally, he serves as chair of FF's newly created Functional Subcommittee.
With more than 25 years of professional, business, and management experience in the United States and Asia Pacific regions, Mr. Liu is a crucial asset to FF as it heads toward the launch of its luxury all-electric, connected, intelligent FF 91, and all subsequent expansions of products and services. In addition, Mr. Liu is tasked with the constant oversight and enhancement of FF corporate governance. He will be leading legal, government affairs, administration, and capital globally.
"I have the utmost confidence in Faraday Future's mission and talents," Liu said. "With my experience, skills, and knowledge in both the US and China, I hope to bring an immediate infusion of leadership across global legal, government affairs, and finance to this excellent team. Together, we can further advance FF's vision to create a shared intelligent mobility ecosystem."
Prior to joining FF, besides an equity partner at Mayer Brown LLP based in New York, Mr. Liu counts more than two decades of global career experience in the legal, banking, and regulatory areas. He has been partner, managing partner, and chair of China & Asia practice at several global law firms; managing director of investment banking at the global investment banks of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ); and has held the post of Director-General and General Counsel of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China's national regulator for securities and capital markets.
In 2015, Mr. Liu was honored by The National Law Journal (NLJ) in the United States as a "Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer". Liu was twice honored with the "Stars of Asia Award" by BusinessWeek as China's national policymaker in 1998 and 1999 for his role in China's economic and legal reforms, as well as during the Asia Financial Crisis, along with Chinese and Asian national, business and financial leaders. In 1999, Liu received the "Global Leader for Tomorrow Award" from the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Liu's formal education includes Peking University, Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. He holds doctorate in law and MBA degrees. He has been licensed to practice law in the US for more than 25 years.
ABOUT FARADAY FUTURE
Faraday Future (FF) is a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company.
Established in May 2014, the company is headquartered in Los Angeles with R&D centers and offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. FF's vision is: create a shared intelligent mobility ecosystem that empowers everyone to move, connect, breathe and live freely.
The 1,000+ "Futurists" at FF bring experience from best-in-class companies spanning the consumer electronics, auto, Internet, and energy industries. With over 4 years of R&D development, the FF team has achieved milestones with unprecedented speed, including having successfully turned the original FF 91 concept into a production ready vehicle in approximately 2.5 years.
FF has brought to life three product revolutions - an "all-in-one" car, a third internet living space, and a super car-robot. The company has developed six technological revolutions, including vehicle platform, computing platform, autonomous driving, powertrain, Internet, and AI.