Aug 20, 2014
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor Company
Mark Fields is president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, effective July 1, 2014. He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.
Under Fields’ leadership, Ford is expanding its business model to be both an auto and a mobility company. The company is committed to growing and investing in its core business of designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility – the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.
Previously, Fields served as chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company, a position to which he was named in December 2012. In this role, and as CEO, Fields was responsible for overseeing Ford’s fastest global manufacturing expansion in 50 years and managing the most aggressive global product introduction schedule in the company’s history.
Prior to this, Fields served as executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas, a position to which he was named in October 2005. In this role, he led the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, and was responsible for the transformation of the company’s North America operations and record profitability.
Fields also formerly served as executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group, where he led all activities for Ford’s premium vehicle business group and for Ford brand vehicles manufactured and sold in European countries. Prior to that, Fields was chairman and chief executive officer, Premier Automotive Group.
Fields joined Ford Motor Company in July 1989. From 2000 to 2002, he was president and chief executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation, leading the company through a period of significant transformation. During this time, Fields was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 and CNBC Asia Business Leader – Innovator of the Year in 2001.
Prior to this, he held a number of positions in both North America and South America, including managing director, Ford Argentina.
Fields was elected to the IBM board of directors in January 2016. He also currently serves as chair of the US-China Business Council.
Born January 1961, Fields holds an economics degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.