Robert Graziano, President Ford Australia "a company in transition"
Robert Graziano was elected as President and Chairman of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Board, and assumed the role effective January 1, 2012. Robert was appointed to the position of President and CEO, Ford Australia in November 2010. In this role he is responsible for all of Ford's operations in Australia and driving the company's continued growth and profitability. Prior to this, Robert was Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor (China) Ltd, the position he assumed in April 2008, following his role as executive vice president and representative director for Mazda Motor Company.
Since joining Ford as a sales analyst in 1982, Robert has held a number of senior positions including general manager marketing, Ford Brazil; strategic marketing director, Ford South America; director product marketing, Ford North America and president and chief executive officer, Ford Southern Africa.
Robert will provide an analysis of current and likely future developments in the automotive industry.
He will also comment on the opportunities and challenges for Australian businesses locally and in international markets.