Ford Motor Company gave Kathleen Ligocki's career a significant boost on July 12, 2001 by promoting her to corporate Vice-President of Canada, Mexico and North American Strategy, effective August 1. Since January 2000 she has served as president of Ford Mexico. In her newly created position Ligocki reports to Nick Scheele, Ford's Group Vice-President for North America, while Scheele answers to Jacques Nasser, CEO Ford Motor Company. She was interviewed exclusively for just-auto by Marc Scheinman.