EHang has appointed Huaxiang Xu as Chief Strategy Officer of the company, effective from July 1.
Before joining the firm he served as head of Asia (ex-Japan) transportation research at Morgan Stanley.
During his 15-year career as an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley, he covered China’s aerospace and transportation industries, including airlines, logistics, airports, and railways, among others.
He had participated in several major IPO projects led by Morgan Stanley, such as ZTO Express, Kerry Logistics Network Limited, Airasia Group BHD, BTS Rail Mass Transit Growth Infrastructure Fund, and BOC Aviation Limited.
Xu will report to EHang’s founder, chairman and CEO, Huazhi Hu, and is in charge of the strategic planning and execution.
Hu said: “We believe Mr. Xu’s professional experiences and industry expertise in transportation, logistics and aviation will further strengthen EHang’s leading position in the global urban air mobility industry, and empower EHang’s future growth.”