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Ford’s Fifth Generation Will Take Seats on Carmaker’s Board

  • Young scions ascend as automaker confronts profound changes
  • They have experience in electric vehicles, investor relations
Alexandra Ford English and Henry Ford III
Alexandra Ford English and Henry Ford IIISource: Ford Motor Co.
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Ford Motor Co. is elevating two of founder Henry Ford’s great-great grandchildren to its board, continuing the family’s control over the industrial dynasty he created nearly 118 years ago.

Alexandra Ford English, 33, who works in corporate strategy at the company, and Henry Ford III, 40, who works in investor relations, were nominated to stand for election to the board at Ford’s annual meeting in May, the company said Friday. Ford English, who also sits on the board of Rivian Automotive Inc., is the daughter of Executive Chairman Bill Ford, 63, and Ford III is the son of Edsel Ford II, 72, who is retiring as a company director after 33 years.