Welcoming Michael Smuts and Michael Carter to Lucid
Bringing Decades of Finance and HR Expertise to Our Leadership Team
As Lucid Motors continues to thrive — currently 900 employees and growing — we’re attracting the best talent from the automotive and technology industries. In this spirit, it is our pleasure to announce two important additions to our leadership team.
As Lucid’s Vice President of Finance, Michael Smuts oversees the company’s accounting and finance activities. Before joining Lucid, Smuts spent 25 years in key finance management roles at Ford Motor Company — including serving as Chief Financial Officer for Ford’s operations in Southeast Asia and as the company’s Global Director of Cost Optimization.
Michael Carter is Lucid’s Vice President of People, responsible for bringing together software and automotive talent with human resources strategies and initiatives that support the company’s high-performance culture. Prior to joining Lucid, Carter was Vice President of Human Resources at Samsung Electronics. He has more than two decades of HR leadership experience from a number of world-class Silicon Valley technology companies, including Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm.
“We are building Lucid to be the next great tech and auto company, with our current momentum allowing us to attract world-class talent like Michael Smuts and Michael Carter,” said CEO Peter Rawlinson. “I’m thrilled to welcome them to the team as we take the Lucid Air to production.”