Mark Fields is Hertz’s interim CEO, a position to which he was appointed in October 2021. He has served as a director of Hertz since June 2021.
Fields also serves as a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital LP, a global alternative asset firm since October 2017. Previously, he was president and CEO of Ford Motor Company from 2014 to 2017 and chief operating officer from 2012 to 2014. As CEO and COO at Ford, he was responsible for overseeing Ford’s fastest global manufacturing expansion in 50 years, managing the most-aggressive global product introduction schedule in the company’s history and delivering record profitability.
Fields joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe. He was executive vice president and president of the Americas from 2005 to 2012; executive vice president and CEO of the Premier Automotive Group and Ford Europe from 2004 to 2005; chairman and CEO of the Premier Automotive Group from 2002 to 2004; and president and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation from 2000 to 2002.
Fields has served as a director of Qualcomm since June 2018, lead independent director of Tanium since July 2020, a director of TPG Pace Solutions Corp. since April 2021 and a director of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp. since April 2021.
Previously, Fields served on the Boards of Ford (2014 to 2017), IBM (2016 to April 2018) and Mazda (1999 to 2002).
He holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University and a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University.