Lear appoints chief strategy officer

SOUTHFIELD—Alicia Davis has been named chief strategy officer at Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA), the automotive seating and electronics manufacturer. In this new role, she will be responsible for advancement and execution of the company’s long-term growth strategy.

“The automotive industry is undergoing a historic transformation, and this presents tremendous opportunity for Lear,” said Ray Scott, Lear president and CEO. “The central strategy organization allows us to quickly align around our corporate priorities and ensure the progress and fulfillment of our future goals.”

Alicia Davis. Lear Corp. photo.

Davis joined Lear in 2018 to lead investor relations. Later, she was promoted to senior vice president of corporate development and investor relations, where she led efforts to advance Lear’s strategic objectives through mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.

“Lear has long been an industry leader due to our commitment to innovation and operational excellence,” Davis said. “We are now in a unique position to leverage and drive the industry’s biggest trends, adding high-demand content to address the increasing electrification of the vehicle and innovating in seating to meet evolving consumer demand. It’s an exciting time for the industry and the company, and I look forward to working closely with Ray and the rest of the senior leadership team to capitalize on the many strategic opportunities before us.”

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University, a law degree from Yale Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

More at www.lear.com.

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