Hau serves as Ford’s Executive Champion at Carnegie Mellon University, partnering to cultivate and develop a diverse talent pipeline in technical and business fields. He also leads the Global Purchasing organisation which is one of the standout organisations within Ford by all employee diversity metrics, with the highest percentage of minority and women leaders. He also works with Personnel Development Committees to ensure that there is representation of minority and women employees at all levels throughout the organisation. Externally, Hau serves as the Chairman of Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council which acts to certify, develop, connect, and advocate for Minority Business Enterprises. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford which aims to foster STEM education for minority and female students through the Henry Ford Academy School and through the development of innovative STEM curriculum.
Raj is a member of both Ford’s senior executive diversity council and executive personnel committee. He is also the Corporate Sponsor of the Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA), and supports other ERG’s, such as the Ford Chinese Association (FCA), and the Ford Works program. This includes encouraging participation in activities and initiatives, such as career seminars and panel discussions to help employees fully realize their professional potential and the FAIA Mentoring Program. Additionally, as a Kettering University alumnus and member of the Board of Directors, Raj is committed to connecting Kettering students to opportunities at Ford. As a result, the number of co-op students employed by Ford has increased. Earlier this year, in the interests of growing talent and promoting education, he recently supported the India Business Conference at the University of Michigan to motivate MBA graduates looking for career opportunities in the auto industry. Additionally, in 2014, Raj was named Fortune Automotive Businessperson of the Year.