(born January 24, 1961) is a American businessman and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, effective July 1, 2014. Fields served as chief executive officer of Mazda from 1999-2002 during the period when Ford controlled Mazda, and is formerly the chief operating officer for Ford Motor Company. Prior to that, as Ford's President of the Americas, Fields was tapped to develop "The Way Forward" plan. He succeeded Alan Mulally as the company's President and CEO. Fields is the first openly Jewish CEO of a Detroit Three automobile manufacturer.
Early life, education, and family
Fields was born in Brooklyn, New York to Gerald S. Fields, a purchasing manager, and Elinor Fields. Fields is of Romanian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent, Fields grew up in Paramus, New Jersey, where he attended Paramus High School, graduating in 1979. Fields holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard; he worked for IBM prior to earning his MBA. He is married to his wife Jane Fields and has two sons, Max and Zach Fields. During his tenure at Mazda, Fields was the first Jewish CEO of a major automobile manufacturer outside of France as André Citroën along with Pierre Dreyfus and Raymond Lévy, both of Renault were Jewish.
Career in business
Source @ Wikipedia
Fields was recruited by Ford in 1989 and moved up the ranks. He ran Ford's Argentina operations at the age of 36. He was named the President and CEO of Ford effective July 1, 2014, succeeding Alan Mulally.