Anne E. Bélec
Ford Motor Company
Marketing and Communications
Anne E. Bélec is former President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA). As of March 7, 2008 Ms. Bélec is responsible for global marketing strategies and processes, brand positioning and consumer insights at FMC.
Previously, she was Vice President of Sales Operations for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden, responsible for global sales and related distribution operations as well as customer satisfaction processes.
Prior to joining Volvo, Bélec has held a broad range of positions and responsibilities within Ford Motor Co. since 1985 that include Director of North American Sales Planning & Distribution in which she worked on the re-engineering of distribution processes and systems; Network and Business Development Manager then General Marketing Manager (Lincoln Mercury Division); Portfolio Brand Strategy Manager, Worldwide Marketing Plans Manager, Global Rear Wheel Drive Platforms (Product Development) and Marketing Plans Manager (Ford Division); as well as a number of field and staff positions at Ford of Canada.
Bélec earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Ottawa (1983) before graduating from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business with an MBA (Global Business and Strategy) in 1998.
Bélec was named a Business Woman of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal in 2007. In 2005, she was nominated as one of Automotive News's "100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry." She was also honored by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Influential People in Orange County in 2006 and 2007.
Bélec is fluent in French and holds dual citizenship of the United States and Canada.