1987 Faculty graduate Jon Huntsman Jr. was re-elected to the Ford Motor Co.’s board of administrators to offer worldwide enterprise experience as a former diplomat.
Huntsman graduated from Penn in 1987 with a bachelor’s diploma in worldwide politics. He was elected to 2 phrases as governor of Utah, serving from 2005 to 2009, and has served as a United States ambassador to Singapore, Russia, and China.
Huntsman was a member of the Univerisity’s Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2000 and his household has been a prolific donor to Penn. In 2010, Huntsman spoke at Penn’s 254th Graduation. The College named the Hunstman Program in Worldwide Research and Enterprise and Jon M. Huntsman Corridor after his father, Jon Huntsman Sr.
Huntsman was initially elected to the Ford Motor Co.’s board in 2012 after serving as america Ambassador to China. He then departed in 2017 to function the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
“[Huntsman’s] profession and accomplishments in international coverage and commerce are incomparable,” Govt Charmain Invoice Ford informed The Detroit News.
Huntsman serves on the Nominating and Governance, Compensation, and Sustainability and Innovation committees, rising the whole variety of board administrators to 14. Automative trade consultants say Huntsman has in depth data in commerce, worldwide coverage, and politics that he can convey to the board, The Detroit Information reported.
“Jon Huntsman is precisely the suitable man on the proper time for Ford. He is aware of China, he is aware of enterprise and he’s extremely revered on either side of the Pacific,” Michael Dunne, CEO of Hong Kong-based advisory agency ZoZo Go LLC informed The Detroit News.
Dunne informed The Detroit Information that Ford is presently setting up a comeback in China during which Huntsman may play a pivotal function.