Jim Hackett named new Ford Motor Company president and CEO

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Jim Hackett has been appointed the new president and CEO at Ford Motor Company. Hackett, 62, has a long track record of innovation and business success as CEO of Steelcase, interim athletic director at the University of Michigan, and executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility.

Reporting to executive chairman Bill Ford, Hackett will head up Ford’s worldwide operations and 202,000 employees globally. He succeeds Mark Fields, 56, who is to retire from Ford after a successful 28-year career with the company.

“We’re moving from a position of strength to transform Ford for the future. Jim Hackett is the right CEO to lead Ford during this transformative period for the auto industry and the broader mobility space. He’s a true visionary who brings a unique, human-centered leadership approach to our culture, products and services that will unlock the potential of our people and our business,” Bill Ford said.

May 24, 2017

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