Title: Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Company
Mark Fields is chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company, effective Dec. 1, 2012. In this role, Fields is responsible for all business operations.
Formerly, Fields served as executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas, a position to which he was named in October 2005. 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 American operations and its record profitability.
Previously, Fields served as executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group (PAG), 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 of PAG.
Fields joined Ford Motor Company in July 1989. From 2000-2002, he was President and CEO of Mazda Motor Company, leading the company through a period of significant transformation. He previously held a number of positions in both South and North America, including Managing Director of Ford Argentina.
Fields was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 and CNBC’s Asian Business Leader – Innovator of the Year for 2001. He holds an Economics degree from Rutgers University (USA) and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
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