Edsel B. Ford II is a member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company. He was elected to the Board in 1988. As a consultant to Ford, Mr. Ford is active in company affairs and corporate dealer relations.
Mr. Ford began his career at Ford Motor Company in January 1974. He was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in May 1991 and elected a company vice president on December 9, 1993.
Mr. Ford is very active in several charitable organizations. He is the former Chairman of the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Chairman of the Detroit 300 Conservancy and a board member of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Skillman Foundation.
Mr. Ford was born on December 27, 1948, in Detroit. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College in 1973 and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1981.
Mr. Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. His grandfather is Edsel B. Ford, company president from 1919 to 1943. His late father, Henry Ford II, was president of the company from 1945 to 1960 and chairman from 1960 to 1980.