Following the retirement of Ford's CEO Allen Mulally in July of 2014, Mark Fields takes over to lead the global Ford operation.
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.
Formerly, Fields served as chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company, a position to which he was named in December 2012.
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. 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.
Previously, Fields 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 CEO, Mazda Motor Company, leading the company through a period of significant transformation. He held a number of positions in both South America and North America, including managing director, 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. Born January 1961, Fields holds an economics degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.