Managing Director & President Ford India
Mathew is a post-graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has been with Ford Motor Company since 1990 when he joined it as a Business Planning Analyst. He has held a range of engineering, product planning and new product implementation positions in North America, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the UK before coming to Ford India in May 2003. He was previously handling the responsibilities as the Vice-President for manufacturing and supply at Ford India. He is also credited with playing a major role in development of new vehicle and power train program for India. Additionally, Mathew played a lead role in building a robust supplier base for localization programs in India and also in promoting export from the country.
With his plethora of knowledge and skill, Mathew is indeed one of the most cherished members of the Ford Motors Family. ”While Ford Motors is trying to expand their operations in the other countries, India remains its top priority. Mathew has planned investments worth $75 million (around Rs.330 crores) for expanding operations in the Indian market.
The company currently has their plans operational near Chennai. Ford has already made investments worth around $375 million in India so far. They started in a joint venture with Mahindra and Mahindra and became a fully owned subsidiary in 2005. The company currently sells four models in India, which includes the Ford Ikon, Ford Endeavour, Ford Mondeo, and Ford Fusion. Ford Fiesta is the first model from the company in India. With India as one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world, Mathew is well prepared with his aggressive growth plans for the country. Mathew is driving Ford on the highway to success.