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CHENG, MEIWEI

Time:2013-11-20 10:19:04    Views:241434    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

CHENG, MEIWEI

CHENG, MEIWEI

Corporate Vice President, Ford Motor Company
Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor (China) Ltd.

 

Mei Wei Cheng is a Corporate Vice President in Ford Motor Company, and Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor (China) Ltd. He assumed this position on January 1, 1999. Prior to his current position, Mei Wei Cheng was President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor (China) Ltd.  Cheng joined Ford in January 1998 from General Electric Corporation where he was a Corporate Vice President of the company and Regional Executive and President of GE Appliance - Asia in Hong Kong.  Prior to this he was the Corporate Vice President of General Electric Co. and Chairman and CEO of GE (China) Ltd. Cheng started his career in 1972 with AT&T as a plant engineer with New Jersey Bell.  He worked for Pacific Telephone before becoming account executive, commercial sales for AT&T’s Western Electric Company in 1982. In 1983, Cheng became Managing Director of AT&T International (Taiwan).  He also served as Director - Product Management; Director - International Sales Operations; Vice President - Business Development; and President - AT&T China.  While President of AT&T China, Cheng was instrumental in establishing a major presence for AT&T in China. Cheng is a member of the Committee of 100, an organization of Chinese American leaders devoted to encouraging better U.S.-China relations and to promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life. He was elected to the Board of Governors of American Chambers of Commerce in China for several years and was the Vice Chairman of AmCham in 1996. Cheng is also the Vice Chairman of Jiangling Motor Company, Vice Chairman of Changan Ford Automobile Corporation Ltd., and a member of the Board of Directors for Ford Lio Ho Motor Company Limited. Cheng is also a member of the British Telecom Asia Advisory Board. Cheng holds a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering/operations research from Cornell University, and a MBA from Rutgers University and is a graduate of Dartmouth's Amos Tuck Executive Program and MIT's Program for Senior Executives.