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Ford Appoints New Chief Executive

May 22nd, 2017

Episode 1045 of 1091 episodes

Ford has replaced its chief executive following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. Dr Mattias Holweg of the Said Business School at Oxford University considers the legacy left by outgoing boss Mark Fields. Also in the programme, Facebook's internal rules for regulating content on the site have been leaked. Adam Hildreth is chief executive of Crisp Thinking, which moderates sites for hundreds of organisations, and tells us what he makes of the internal rulebook. On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump has said he sees an opportunity to bring peace to the Middle East. We ask Oded Rose, chief executive of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce whether business can help foster ties between Israelis and Palestinians. We discuss the Green Party's manifesto ahead of next month's UK general election, with Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times takes inspiration from a new a degree course to 'call BS' on some especially grating nonsense from the corporate world.

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