Carmaker Ford Motor Co has announced the appointment of auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa as the company’s new group vice president, Global Strategy.
The appointment at the new position has been made by the leading automobile company as part of its plan to speed up its “One Ford” strategy.
Casesa appointment will be effective from March 1 and will be reporting to Mark Fields, company’s Chief Executive Official.
The auto analyst will be looking over the firm’s business unit. His work includes identification and evaluation of new opportunities for smooth and profitable growth of the company. Besides, he will also help in steering investments in new technologies, business models and products.
The auto maker’s “One Ford” strategy will focus on building the global vehicle models that can be sold worldwide with a few tweaks. The strategy has also helped in cutting down on duplication in global operations of Ford.
Before joining Ford, the 52-year-old auto analyst served the post of senior managing director at Guggenheim Partners. He headed the automotive investment banking activities of the investment services company.
Institutional Investor magazine has ranked Casesa as an “All-Star” not once or twice or even thrice but an impressive 11 times.
According to Ford, he had served as a founding member of the Research Analyst Qualification Exam Committee of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He had helped the analysts write the Exchange’s qualifying exam.