| William Ford |
|Born||May 3, 1957|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hotchkiss School, Princeton University, MIT Sloan School of Management|
|Parents|| • William Clay Ford Sr|
• Martha Firestone Ford
|Spouse||Lisa Vanderzee Ford|
|Member of||Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards|
Nephew of Henry Ford II
William Clay Ford Jr. is an American businessman, serving as executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. The great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, he is the nephew of fellow Bilderberger, Henry Ford II.
Ford joined the board in 1988 and has been chairman since January 1999. Ford was also the president, CEO, and COO until turning over those roles to former Boeing executive Alan Mulally in September 2006. Ford serves as a chairman of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.
Early life and education
Ford was born in Detroit, Michigan, the great-grandson of Henry Ford I and great-grandson of Harvey S. Firestone. His father was William Clay Ford Sr. and his mother is Martha Firestone. On his mother's side, his grandparents are Harvey S. Firestone Jr. and Elizabeth Parke. On his father's side, his grandparents are Edsel Ford I and Eleanor Lowthian Clay. Edsel Ford II, son of Henry Ford II and also a board member, is his first cousin. Ford has three sisters: Martha Morse (who has 3 children), Sheila Hamp (who has 3 children), and Elizabeth Kontulis.
Ford graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut in 1975. He then attended Princeton University and graduated with an A.B. in history in 1979 after completing a 105-page long senior thesis titled "Henry Ford and Labor: A Reappraisal." While a student at Princeton, Ford was president of the Ivy Club and played on the Princeton rugby team. In 1984 he received an M.S. in management as a Sloan Fellow from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2005||5 May 2005||8 May 2005||Germany|
|The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2019||22 January 2019||25 January 2019||World Economic Forum|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2023||16 January 2023||20 January 2023||World Economic Forum|
|The theme of the meeting is "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"|
- ↑ https://www.forbes.com/2010/07/10/auto-microsoft-research-development-intelligent-investing-ford.html
- ↑ https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/people/william-clay-ford--jr-.html
- ↑ https://money.cnn.com/2006/09/05/news/companies/ford/index.htm
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20071015144114/http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=24202
- ↑ http://usmcoc.org/about-us/binational-board-of-directors/
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150310133421/http://www.hotchkiss.org/alumni/Accomplishments.aspx
- ↑ http://dataspace.princeton.edu/jspui/handle/88435/dsp01hx11xg38v
- ↑ http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/specials/mit150/mitlist/?page=full