Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally will join the board of directors of Google, the company said Tuesday.
In a rare example of a major automaker making a smooth transition from one CEO to another, Ford Motor has tabbed COO Mark Fields to succeed Alan Mulally.
Alan Mulally's decision to stay as CEO of Ford Motor and officially end speculation that he will become the next CEO of Microsoft sets Ford and its investors up for what could be a big 2014.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally has become the frontrunner to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft, technology website AllThingsD reported on Thursday.
At least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft want a turnaround expert to succeed Steve Ballmer as chief executive and have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie for the job, several sources familiar with the matter said.
Alan Mulally, the president and CEO of Ford Motor, has told CNBC that he is committed to his job, playing down reports that he could leave the company earlier than expected.