To speed up the change to its global automotive business, to the benefit of customers and the company, ford appointed steven armstrong responsible for the transformation in the south america and india areas, with the task of evaluating and implementing the strategies of investments and restructuring of existing activities. Armstrong is a native of the united kingdom and has been working in ford for 34 years with positions around the world – including, at different times, president, vice president and CEO of ford europa; President ford South America and, before that, ford brazil – including united states, drought and germany. At the same time, Daniel justo, currently cfo di ford in the latam area, will become president of ford south america and – together with anurag mehrotra, managing director of ford of india – will bring to armstrong in his new role.
In turn armstrong will report to kumar galhotra, president americas and international markets group, along with dianne craig, who became president of the international markets group of ford in February. From next July 1 lyle watters, who is currently president of ford south america and international markets group and led transformation planning for South America, will move to shanghai and assume the new position of general manager, ford passenger vehicle division, within ford china. Watters began his career with a large bribery ford in 1987 and held leadership positions throughout Europe and North America, as well as South America since 2016.