Ford is further strengthening its leadership team – hiring two highly regarded executives and giving a significant global operating role to an accomplished longtime senior colleague – as it continues to execute the customer focused Ford+ plan for growth and value creation.
Ford is taking another significant step to accelerate the transformation of its European business and create an entirely fresh product line of electric vehicles and mobility services that are redefining what it means to own and drive Ford.
Ford Motor Company’s board of directors elected John C. May to be a director of the company effective today. May will serve on the Finance, Compensation, Talent and Culture, and Nominating and Governance committees. His appointment expands Ford’s board to 15 members.
Ford Land, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company supporting implementation of an ambitious plan to grow and create value, will continue that work with a new leader, as Jim Dobleske succeeds a retiring Dave Dubensky as chair and CEO.
Alexandra Ford English has been named to the newly created position of global brand merchandising director at Ford and will lead the creation of an expanded collection of branded offerings for passionate fans of the Blue Oval.
Ford has a new chief digital and information officer, Mike Amend, who will help focus the company use of data, software and technology to drive growth and create value for customers and other stakeholders – objectives which are central to the Ford+ strategy.
Ford Pro, a separate global vehicle services and distribution business within Ford, today announced a group of senior executives to lead the company’s efforts to develop and deliver work-ready products and services for commercial and government customers.