Shanghai, China – Ford has released details covering personnel changes at its Asia Pacific and Africa operations.

Jeffrey Shen, President of Changan Ford Mazda Automobile, has announced he will retire. He will be replaced by Marin Burela, who will continue the joint-venture’s expansion in China, which includes construction of its third assembly plant and development of a second engine plant, both located in Chongqing.

Burela, who was previously president and CEO of Ford Australia, will be succeeded by Robert Graziano, who will oversee launching of the allnew Ford Ranger pickup.