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David McClelland

David McClelland is chief executive officer, Ford Credit, and a vice president of Ford Motor Company, effective March 1, 2018. He reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and chief executive officer.

McClelland has global responsibility for Ford Credit, a leading financial services business that provides dealer and customer financing and service in support of Ford vehicle sales around the world.

Prior to this role, McClelland was 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 also has been instrumental in Ford Credit’s move into new financial technology and mobility initiatives.

McClelland joined Ford Credit in 1993. He served in various positions within 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.