SHANGHAI – Alvin Liu, 58, vice president of legal and government affairs at Ford Motor Asia Pacific, has been appointed vice chairman of Ford Motor Greater China effective immediately, according to a Ford news release on June 6.
Liu will retain his existing legal and government affairs role.
Together with Dave Schoch, vice president of Ford and president of Ford Motor Asia Pacific (who will also take over the chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China position), Liu will be responsible for Ford’s development strategy in China, including relationships with government and joint venture partners. He will also take charge of the daily operations of Ford Lio Ho in Taiwan.
Liu joined Ford in 2001 as a legal adviser based in Dearborn, Michigan and served numerous positions globally including vice president and general counsel of Ford China. Before that, Liu served many roles with Chrysler and Daimler-Chrysler general counsel office including international legal adviser Asia Pacific and China. He was also legal adviser for Daimler-Chrysler global merging and reorganization division in Germany. From 1993 to 1995, he worked on private legal affairs in the U.S.
Liu was born in Liaoning Province and graduated from Shenyang Normal School. He holds a master’s degree on economy and a doctor’s degree on jurisprudence from Marquette University.