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David McClelland

David McClelland is vice president, Strategy and Partnerships, effective Nov. 1, 2019. He leads Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Global Data Insights and Analytics. McClelland also is chairman of the Ford Motor Credit Company board of directors. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford CEO.

Prior to this appointment, McClelland was CEO of Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford’s global provider of financial products and services for dealers and customers. McClelland also has served as Ford Credit executive vice president of Marketing and Asia Pacific, overseeing global marketing and Ford Credit’s business in China and India, as well as support of Ford sales across Asia Pacific.

Previously, he was Ford Credit vice president of Global Marketing and vice president of Quality and Process Management, responsible for global quality and technology applications. He was instrumental in Ford Credit’s financial technology and mobility initiatives.

McClelland joined Ford Credit in 1993. He served in various positions in Ford Credit Britain marketing, branch and sales and service operations. He also held leadership positions globally including managing director of Ford Credit Italy, sales director of Ford Credit Britain and managing director of Ford Credit South Africa.

McClelland holds a bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a master’s degree in business management from Henley Management College, both in the United Kingdom. Born in 1969, he is married and has a son.