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Ford China announces new CEO

PETER Fleet has been appointed chief executive officer of Ford China and president of Ford Asia Pacific to lead the company’s operations in Asia Pacific, according to US carmaker Ford’s official statement published today.

Peter Fleet, in his new role as the chairman and CEO of Ford China, will be responsible for Ford China import business, Ford’s passenger car joint venture Changan Ford, investment with Jiangling Motors Corporation and Lincoln business.

The appointment will be effective since July 1 this year. Peter Fleet served as vice president of marketing, sales and services of Ford Asia Pacific before he was named as the president of Ford Asia Pacific and chief executive officer of Ford China.

“The leadership changes we are announcing across our global business are important as we foster even greater teamwork, accountability and nimble decision-making,” said Jim Hackett, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company.

Ford and its joint ventures sold about 94,000 vehicles last month in China, up 11 percent year-on-year. The company’s sales in China reached 349,228 units in the first four months this year.


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