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Jim Farley takes the reins at Ford

New era: Jim Farley (right) will replace Jim Hackett (left) as global president and CEO of Ford.

‘Car guy’ Farley replaces Jim Hackett as Ford global president and CEO

7 Aug 2020

FORD Motor Company has appointed a “car guy” who came from within its ranks to its top job in a move contrary to rival car-makers selecting leaders with a heavy emphasis on technology and finance.


Jim Farley, 58, who was appointed Ford’s chief operating officer in February, will replace Jim Hackett on October 1 as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company.


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