Ford Motor Co.’s board of directors is due to meet on Thursday. The Ford Motor Co.’s board will probably discuss the most pressing issue facing the American car maker – the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally. The Ford Motor Co.’s board is to consider CEO succession plan. As it was stated by a source familiar with the situation, Ford Motor Co.’s directors are preparing to promote Mark Fields to chief operating officer from president of the Americas. The promotion will make Mark Fields a probable successor to CEO Alan Mulally.