Ford Motor Credit hunts for global comms head

DETROIT: Ford Motor Credit Company, the finance arm of the US motor giant, is looking for a corporate communications director - a worldwide role and the first of its kind within the company - to be based at its headquarters in Dearborn, near Detroit.

DETROIT: Ford Motor Credit Company, the finance arm of the US motor

giant, is looking for a corporate communications director - a worldwide

role and the first of its kind within the company - to be based at its

headquarters in Dearborn, near Detroit.



Ford Credit is the largest automotive finance company in the world,

offering financial packages to vehicle-buyers in 36 countries. The

company’s decision to appoint a worldwide PR head follows a period of

rapid expansion for the company and comes at a time when it pushes for

further growth in Eastern Europe and South-East Asia.



Ford Credit declined to comment on the new global PR job but the company

is understood to have asked recruitment consultants in the US to conduct

the search.



Currently Ford Credit has a PR team of two based in Dearborn and one in

South-East Asia. PR manager David Nash handles European PR from the UK.

The only external agency the company uses in Europe is Shandwick

Germany. The new post is expected to report to PhilippePaillart, Ford

Credit’s recently appointed chief executive.



Ford Credit offers products and services including financing for new,

used and lease vehicles as well as wholesale financing, mortgages and

capital loans for vehicle dealers. It also sells insurance packages for

both dealers and retail customers. For dealers and customers outside the

Ford franchise, Ford Credit operates Primus Automotive Financial

Services which exists in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, India,

Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, Germany and Italy.



Ford Credit is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. Ford

Credit’s most recent financial results showed a profit of pounds 170

million for the third quarter of 1998, up five per cent from the same

period last year.



The firm provides financing for over 8.5 million customers and 11,200

automotive dealers.



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