Mark Fields has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Fields served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company from 2014 to 2017, and prior to this held the Chief Operating Officer role from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Fields joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe. He was Executive Vice President & President of the Americas from 2005 to 2012, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Automotive Group and Ford Europe from 2004 to 2005, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group from 2002 to 2004, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mazda Motor Corporation from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Fields has served on the Boards of Ford (2014 to 2017), IBM (2016 to April 2018) and Mazda (1999 to 2002), as well as serving on boards of four private companies on behalf of TPG. Mr. Fields is also a Senior Advisor of TPG and a director nominee of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp.
Mr. Fields holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Fields’ extensive executive management and directorship experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.