Ford Motor Co. is showing a new 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan on September 17, 2020.
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DETROIT – Two great-great-grandchildren of Ford Motor founder Henry Ford have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, the automaker announced on Friday.
Alexandra Ford English, 33, is the daughter of Ford CEO Bill Ford. She is currently a director of corporate strategy for the company, responsible for strategic business, connectivity and digital networking plans.
Henry Ford III, 40, is the son of Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II, 72, who plans to step down from the board in May. Ford III is currently a Director in Ford Investor Relations.
Ford Motor Company announced today that Alexandra Ford English and Henry Ford III have been nominated for election to the company’s board of directors at its annual general meeting on May 13th.
Source: Ford Motor Co.
“I am delighted and proud to have a new generation of Ford family leaders who believe in serving the company and making sure it remains a successful and positive force in the world for years to come,” said Bill Ford in a statement.
The second seat on the open board would replace the former Eli Lilly manager John Lechleiter (67), who, according to the company, decided not to stand for re-election in May.
Both English and Ford III will stand for election to the company’s board of directors at the annual general meeting on May 13th.
Correction: John Lechleiter is a former managing director of Eli Lilly. In an earlier version of this article, the company was incorrectly identified.