Friday, 26 October 2012

Michael Boneham, MD of Ford India to retire in December 2012, Mr. Joginder Singh to take over




Ford Motor Company, on Thursday announced that Michael Boneham, President and Managing Director, Ford India has elected to retire effective December 31, 2012 after a successful career spanning over 27 years. He will be succeeded by Joginder Singh as the President and Managing Director effective December 1, 2012.

Boneham, who commenced his career in Human Resource in Ford Australia, has worked in manufacturing and general management roles in Europe, North America and APA. In India, he started as the executive director, Manufacturing of Ford's facility in Chennai, before moving on to lead the organization as president and managing director, Ford India.

"Michael's contributions to our business in Asia has been significant, specifically his leadership of the India market. Building the foundation blocks of Ford's transition to a mass player, leading the launch of the game-changing Ford Figo and his role in securing the US$ 1 billion investment for our second new integrated manufacturing facility at Sanand helped us significantly transform our operations in India," said Joe Hinrichs.

"His strategic direction over the past few years has better positioned our India operations for continued future success. We truly appreciate Michael's contribution to Ford Motor Company and wish him and his family all the very best!"

Singh will take over Boneham's responsibilities of managing and growing the integrated manufacturing operation of Ford India. Singh in his new role will also lead the charge of product programs of bringing in 8 new products by mid-decade and oversee the successful implementation of Ford's expansion plans in India, through its operations in Chennai and its second upcoming facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

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