Prashant Javkar

Manager, STEAM Strategy and Programs, Ford
  • Prashant Javkar has over 24 years of work experience with 17 years at Ford Motor Company
  • At Ford he has had leadership roles in areas such as Product Development, Lean manufacturing planning, and has worked on exciting product launches such as the Ford Ranger, Lincoln TownCar, Ford Thunderbird and the Ford F150
  • He is a certified 6 Sigma Level-2 Master Black Belt, a Lean practitioner and a Kaizen Sensei, and has trained Ford 6Sigma Black-belts and Master Black-belts from around the world
  • In his previous role as a Corporate Strategist and Operational Excellence manager, he worked on improving business processes and metrics, for various internal customers
  • Three years ago, he led the roll-out of a HR Competency Framework initiative for a Global team
  • In his latest role, he is the Strategy and Programs Manager of the Corporate STEAM team at Ford, where he is leading the transformational work in building the future talent pipeline. His role also includes managing internal initiatives, as well as building and improving relationships with strategic partners


  • MBA, University of Michigan
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering