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Alexandra Ford English

Alexandra Ford English was elected to the Ford board of directors in May 2021. English was an employee of the Company from 2017 until June 2022.  She serves on the finance committee and the sustainability, innovation and policy committee.

English previously served as global brand merchandising director, a position to which she was named in September 2021. In that role, she was responsible for driving growth by leveraging Ford’s storied brand, iconic vehicles and motor-sports success through an expanded collection of lifestyle merchandise.

Prior to that, English was a director in Corporate Strategy, overseeing enterprise, connectivity and digital network initiatives. Before that she was director of markets and operations for Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle LLC, including the successful deployment and operation of Ford’s autonomous vehicle business in Miami; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C. English was also part of the Ford Smart Mobility City Solutions team, working with cities to understand how mobility services can best be developed and implemented. Before starting her Ford career in 2017, English managed profit and loss operations for customer-focused businesses in the merchandising divisions of Tory Burch in New York and Gap Inc. in San Francisco.

English was a member of the board of directors of Rivian, the electric-vehicle maker in which Ford holds an equity interest, before stepping down in anticipation of her election to the Ford board. English is involved with The Children’s Center in Detroit and Impact100, an organization that empowers women to help make transformational changes within their communities. She also is a United Way emerging philanthropist, committed to Southeast Michigan’s future.

English holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, with a concentration in the Neurobiology and Physiology of Human Behavior, from Stanford University. She also has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.