Greenwell, 54, will step down as CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover to take on the newly created role of vice president of government affairs for Ford Europe and Ford's Premier Automotive Group. He starts the new job September 1.
Greenwell will report to Mark Fields, Ford Europe and PAG's executive vice president, and to Steve Biegun, Ford Motor Co.'s vice president for international governmental affairs.
In a statement, Fields said Ford thinks it needs a stronger voice to coordinate regulatory issues due to the current legislative environment in Europe.
Automakers face tough talks with policy-makers on emissions regulations, pedestrian safety rules and other regulatory issues.
Greenwell will work closely with Wolfgang Schneider, Ford Europe's vice president of legal, governmental and environmental affairs.
The new boss
Geoff Polites, 57, Ford Europe's head of sales of marketing, replaces Greenwell as Jaguar and Land Rover CEO.
Polites also will take on Bennie Fowler's job as chief operating officer of the two British brands. Fowler, 48, will move to Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan to become vice president of advanced manufacturing engineering for the Americas. He starts August 1.
To support Polites, Jan Gijsen will become Jaguar and Land Rover's manufacturing director. He is currently operations manager at Ford's plant in Genk, Belgium.