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Bill Ford

Ford Motor Company
Executive Chairman
Bill is a Founder and Partner of Fontinalis. As a lifelong futurist on urban mobility and the environment, his vision for Fontinalis is to make it a world-renowned partner of companies dynamically improving these two arenas.Bill also serves as the Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company (Ford Motor). Prior to joining the Board of Directors in 1988, he held positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product development and finance. In 1999, he became Chairman of the Board of Directors, and in 2001 Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure as CEO he took the company from a $5.5 billion loss to three straight years of profitability. Bill assumed the role of Executive Chairman in 2006 and played a critical role in stewarding the company through the 2008-2009 economic crisis and to its resurgence as a market leader.