Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday appointed Zhu Meijun president of the company’s Lincoln brand in China.
Zhu was previously Lincoln’s executive vice president for China. She has worked for the Ford and Lincoln brands in mainland China and Taiwan for 27 years.
Lincoln’s current China president, Mao Jingbo, is resigning from the post for “personal reasons”, Ford China said.
Mao was hired as Lincoln’s China head in 2018. Prior to that, she was a sales executive at Mercedes-Benz’s China unit.
Lincoln builds four models – the Nautilus, Aviator and Corsair and Zephyr -- at Ford’s Chinese joint venture with Changan Motor Co.
In 2021, the brand’s China sales surged 48 percent to 91,621, with most of that volume mainly generated by locally produced models, according to Ford China.
In the first half of 2022, Lincoln’s deliveries dropped 11 percent to 37,686.