Written by Zoe Amar, Director, Zoe Amar Communications
“Mark Fields wasn’t expecting to be fired.
He’d been at his organisation for 28 years and had achieved record profits. But last year Fields was asked to move on.
Mark was CEO of Ford. His board are said to have let him go because he didn’t have the skills to lead the company in the age of self-driving cars. He was replaced by Jim Hackett, a director at Ford with close connections to Silicon Valley. Ford’s chair cited a time of unprecedented change as one of the reasons for hiring Hackett, stating that the company needed transformational leadership due to the rise of technology in their industry.“