Biography

 

Judge at the Commercial Court of Paris.

President of Batty&Assoc.(B&A) (http://battyassociates.com)

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

Batty also founded the « Institut du Diagnostic de Performance (IDP) ». The prime object of the Institute is to conduct Performance Diagnostics quickly and at a moderate cost. For the Online Diagnostic tools and methodology IDP works  in partnership with CSI Diagnostics in Canada (www.csidiagnostics.com).

IDP clients can also participate to Benchmarking groups with companies operating in the same sectors.

During his 32 years with the Ford Motor Company M. 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, from 1993 to 1995 and Chairman and President Ford Belgium from 1991 to 1993.

During all these mandates with this large manufacturing company M. 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 as well as a deep knowledge of all the Brands in the Portofolio of FMC at that time (Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Aston Martin and Hertz).

Very involved in the world of Business Management education, M. Batty serves on the International Advisory Board of HEC Montreal (Canada), on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich Business School in Toronto, (Canada) and on the Board of Aix-Marseille Business Graduate School. He is also a member of the Conseil de l’Ecole Doctorale de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de l’Université d’Aix- Marseille, associated to the Moovjee (Mouvement pour les Jeunes et les Etudiants Entrepreneurs) he shares time in Mentoring and Teaching two particular subjects: From Manager to Leader and The CEO Job .

In charge of the negotiations of the investment agreement and the setup of the manufacturing and distribution of Ford in Russia, M. Batty as a hands on knowledge of Russia and the CIS and has maintained active contacts in the region 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.

M.Batty is advisor to the CEO of Mobius Motors (www.mobiusmotors.com), of Coaching Ourselves in Canada (www.coachingourselves.com), Member of the Board of Oxymetal (www.oxymetal.com) and Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)

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.

Batty is fluent in French, English, Spanish, is married and has 2 children.

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