Mark Fields (born January 24, 1961) is an American businessman and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, effective July 1, 2014. Fields served as chief executive officer of Mazda from 1999-2002 during the period when Ford controlled Mazda, and is formerly the chief operating officer for Ford Motor Company. Prior to that, as Ford's President of the Americas, Fields was tapped to develop "The Way Forward" plan. He succeeded Alan Mulally as the company's President and CEO. Fields is the first openly Jewish CEO of a Detroit Three automobile manufacturer.
Fields was born in Brooklyn, New York to Gerald S. Fields, a purchasing manager, and Elinor Fields. Fields is of Romanian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent, and the Fields family original name was Finkelman. Fields grew up in Paramus, New Jersey, where he attended Paramus High School, graduating in 1979. Fields holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard; he worked for IBM prior to earning his MBA. He is married to his wife Jane Fields and has two sons, Max and Zach Fields. During his tenure at Mazda, Fields was the first Jewish CEO of a major automobile manufacturer outside of France as André Citroën along with Pierre Dreyfus and Raymond Lévy, both of Renault were Jewish.