DETROIT – Two great-great grandchildren of Ford Motor founder Henry Ford have been nominated to the company's board of directors, the automaker announced Friday.

Alexandra Ford English, 33, is the daughter of Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford. She is currently a director in corporate strategy at the company, responsible for enterprise, connectivity and digital network strategic plans.

Henry Ford III, 40, is the son of Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II, 72, who plans to retire from the board in May. Ford III is currently a director in Ford investor relations.

"I am pleased and proud that we have a new generation of Ford family leaders who believe in serving the company and ensuring it remains a successful and positive force in the world for years to come," Bill Ford said in a statement.

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