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Mark Fields

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

Born: January 24, 1961, Brooklyn, New York

Education: BA in economics, Rutgers University; MBA, Harvard Business School

Early Marker: Ran Ford's Argentina operations and Japanese unit, Mazda, while in his 30s.

Big Idea: Fields is continuing Ford's drive to become the leader in engineering, product development and components procurement, started by Allan Mulally, whom Fields succeeded as CEO in July.

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