Ex President and CEO of Ford Canada Alain Batty has held many Senior Executive level positions at Ford Motor Company and has recently founded « Batty  & Associates » which consults on Automotive Industry matters and General Business and Strategy issues to Investment Groups and Private Equity Firms as well as providing independent evaluations of potential investment opportunities.

During his  32 years with the Ford Motor Company Mr Batty has held many senior executive positions  globally,  including  Director European Sales and Staff, from 2004 to 2009, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Canada, from 2001 to 2004, Chairman and President – Russia and CIS, from 1998 to 2001, Executive Director – Asia Pacific and Africa, from 1995 to 1998, Chairman and President – Ford Spain Holdings, from 1993 to 1995 and Chairman and President  Ford Belgium from 1991 to 1993.

During all these mandates with this large manufacturing company Mr.Batty was also on the Executive Boards of Ford Motor Credit  and therefore very involved in Cash Management and  all aspects of financing of the business (retail financing , wholesale financing , Long and Short Term leasing for Ford, their importers, their dealers and customers).

Having operated for Ford on 4 continents  M. Batty has a detailed knowledge of the  supply  chain, including the component manufacturers  ,as well as  an extensive international Marketing, Sales and Distribution  background in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia Pacific.

M. Batty serves on the International Advisory Board of HEC Montreal (Canada) and on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich Business School in Toronto, (Canada). Having negociated the investment agreement and set up the manufacturing and distribution of Ford in Russia, M.Batty as a hands on knowledge of Russia and  has maintained active contacts in Russia including with the US-Russia Business Council.

His past involvements include Chairman of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, Member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Advisory board member of Catalyst Canada , Member of the US-Russia Business Council and Board member of the C.D.Howe Institute.

Mr. Batty is a Certified 6 Sigma Green Belt , he received a Doctorat Honoris Causa from HEC Montreal  and was also made Knight in the Order of Merit  by the President of the French Republic.

M.Batty is fluent in french, english, spanish, he is married and has 2 children.

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