Mark Fields is president and CEO, Ford Motor Company, and a member of the company’s board of directors. Under his leadership, Ford is expanding its business to be both an auto and a mobility company in one of the most significant strategic shifts in the company’s history. Fields recently announced Ford plans to put a high-volume autonomous vehicle on the road in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service as part of Ford Smart Mobility – the company’s plan to be a leader in autonomous vehicles, as well as in vehicle connectivity, mobility, the customer experience, and data and analytics.
Fields joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe. Throughout his career, he has managed a series of turnarounds in many of Ford’s businesses around the world, most notably as president of The Americas where he led the transformational turnaround of the company’s North America operations. He also served as chief operating officer before being named president and CEO in 2014.
Fields earned an economics degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was elected to the IBM board of directors in January 2016 and also currently serves as chair of the US-China Business Council.