THE NEW FOREFRONT AT FORD: What you need to know about the auto giant’s new leaders and plans for the future

Ford’s Jim Farley speaking at the New York Auto Show. Reuters

The past year has seen a series of management shake-ups at the Ford Motor Company, even amid some of its mosthistoric new-car launches in recent history. In October, CEO Jim Hackett gave way to another Jim — Jim Farley, the guy who, rather than spitting out another rehearsed line from his public-relations team, once said “F— GM.

But the rejiggerings have been less about reacting to the business as it is, and more about looking toward the future: one full of electric and autonomous vehicles, where tiny Tesla has become the world’s most valuable automaker, where data and subscriptions may matter more than horsepower.

Business Insider has the full timeline of the changes and what they mean below. But first, you should get to know Ford’s new executive ranks.

February 2020

July 2020

August 2020

October 2020

November 2020