Announces New Chief of Corporate Affairs
Ford Motor Co. announced this week that the Board of Directors has elected
Ziad S. Ojakli, a former White House advisor, group vice president of
Ojakli was the principal deputy for legislative affairs, serving as the
president's chief liaison to the United States Senate. He managed daily
interactions for the White House with senators. He was involved in strategy
and policy development, and coordinated legislative strategy with administration
agencies and cabinet departments.
"Ziad brings strong Washington experience to Ford, and I welcome
him to the company," said Bill Ford, chairman and chief executive
officer for Ford. "He will enhance our management team and the company's
ability to continue to be a world-class leader in the industry."
Ojakli, 36, will have responsibility for governmental affairs, Washington
affairs and the company's corporate relations activities, which includes
the Ford Motor Co. Fund. He will report to Ford vice chairman Allan Gilmour
and be based in Washington D.C. His appointment is effective February