July 19, 2019
Lewis Booth Retired Executive Vice-President and CFO Ford Motor Company
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Lewis Booth retired from Ford Motor Company in April 2012. Before his retirement Lewis was the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, having been appointed in November, 2008; in this role, Lewis had overall responsibility for the company’s financial operations, including the Controller’s Office, Treasury and Investor Relations.
Prior to becoming CFO, Lewis was executive vice president for Ford Motor Company responsible for Ford of Europe, Volvo Car Corporation and Ford Export Operations & Global Growth Initiatives. In his various roles between 2006 and 2010, Lewis had responsibility for completing the successful sales of Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, and Volvo Cars as part of the company’s renewed focus on the Ford business.
Between 2002 and 2003, Lewis was president of Mazda Motor Corporation based in Hiroshima, Japan, where he oversaw the implementation of the company's highly successful Millennium Plan and the return of the rotary engine in the RX-8.
Born in Liverpool, England, the son of a Ford, Austin and Morris dealer, Lewis has the car business in his blood and makes no apologies for his passion for cars and the auto business.
After completing his bachelor of engineering degree with honours in mechanical engineering at Liverpool University, he started his career at British Leyland before joining Ford in 1978 as a financial analyst in Product Development for Ford of Europe.
Lewis now serves as a non-executive director of two public companies: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc in the UK, and Mondelez International Inc. in the USA. In 2012 Lewis was awarded a CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the UK automotive and manufacturing industries.
July 26, 2019
Lee Chatfield Speaker, Michigan House of Representatives
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