William Ford

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BornMay 3, 1957
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materHotchkiss School, Princeton University, MIT Sloan School of Management
Parents • William Clay Ford Sr
• Martha Firestone Ford
SpouseLisa Vanderzee Ford
Member ofAtlantic 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.[1][2] Ford was also the president, CEO, and COO until turning over those roles to former Boeing executive Alan Mulally in September 2006.[3][4] Ford serves as a chairman of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.[5]

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.[6] 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."[7] 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.[8]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World 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/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting is "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"