Zeekr, a premium electric vehicle (EV) brand of automaker Geely, has hired Chen Qi, former head of research and development of Huawei’s autonomous driving department, Chinese media Caijing reported Wednesday. Chen has been appointed as vice president of autonomous driving at Zeekr and will report directly to An Conghui, Geely president and Zeekr CEO. Zeekr in August said it secured $500 million in its first external funding round from investors including CATL and Bilibili. [Caijing, in Chinese]