Jeffrey Jones is an Executive Director for Asia Pacific Strategy. In this role, Jones is responsible for developing strategies for smart mobility, digital services, and autonomous vehicles for Asia Pacific along with business development alliances and integration management.
Previously, he was the Lincoln Segment Chief for Asia Pacific, responsible for the development and launch of Lincoln products to support the significant growth in China since the brand’s re-introduction in 2014. Jones has also spent time working in Research, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Product Launch, Labor Strategy, Marketing Communications, User Experiences, & Product Planning, and has worked on the development of the Fiesta for North America, the Taurus for China, and global Fusion/Mondeo, Edge, MKZ, MKX, Continental and Navigator programs.
Jones originally joined Ford in 1996 as a research engineer and also spent time as a design and release engineer working on infotainment solutions that led to the development of Ford’s SYNC program. He left the company in 2005 to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School and cofounded Local Motors, an automotive start-up, with a classmate the following year. In 2008, he returned to Ford in Product Development.
Jones graduated from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2001 with bachelor’s degrees in computer and electrical engineering. He also holds a master of science degree in engineering management from the University of Michigan and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School with distinction.