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Aicha Evans        

CEO of Zoox; First African-American Woman to Lead a Self-Driving Car Company

Aicha Evans is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Zoox Inc., a position she has held since 2019. When she was appointed CEO of Zoox, Evans became the first African-American female CEO of an autonomous vehicle technology company.

Zoox is developing an autonomous ride-hailing service that it plans to launch in 2020. Evans is preparing Zoox to handle the transition from developing ideas to bringing those ideas to the market, and ensuring the company's autonomous driving technology is safe enough for consumers. Evans was named to Business Insider's list of the 100 people transforming business. In June 2020, Evans led the acquisition of Zoox by Amazon for $1.3 billion.

Prior to serving as CEO of Zoox, Evans served as General Manager of Communication & Devices, Corporate Vice President, Head of Mobile Chip Business, and General Manager of Platform Engineering Group at Intel Corporation. Her final role at Intel was as its Chief Strategy Officer, a position she held until January 2019.

At Intel, Evans was responsible for driving platform engineering for multi-comm products and platforms as well as emerging wireless technologies. She also served 10 years in various engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant, and Skyworks, and as an Independent Director of Autoliv, Inc.

Evans holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University. Evans was born in Senegal and spent her childhood in Paris.

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Robo-Taxi Startup Zoox Hires Intel Exec Aicha Evans As New CEO

Aicha Evans, formerly Intel's chief strategy officer and senior vice president, joins the curiously named Silicon Valley startup next month.

Amazon Speeds Towards $1.2 Billion Self Driving Black-Led Car ...

Amazon has purchased of Zoox, led by CEO Aicha Evans for $1.2 billion. With Evans at the helm, carving out her own lane in what's shaping up to be a ...

Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox | TechCrunch

Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, according to Amazon's announcement, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in her role, as well as ...

Amazon buys Zoox, a self-driving technology firm, suggesting a ...

Aicha Evans, chief executive of the self-driving technology company Zoox, at an Amazon conference in Las Vegas last year. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images).

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