General Motors selects PIO woman as CFO
Houston, June 14: Dhivya Suryadevara, an accomplished Indian-American chartered financial analyst, has been named the Chief Finance Officer of the US’ largest automaker, General Motors, the first woman to get the position in the auto industry.
Ms Suryadevara, 39, currently the vice president, Corporate Finance, will succeed Chuck Stevens, the GM’s present CFO, on September 1, the company said.
Chennai-born Suryadevara will report to GM’s CEO Mary Barra, who has been head of the automaker since 2014 and the only woman to run an automobile company.
Barra and Suryadevara are the first women in their respective positions in the auto industry, as no other major global automaker has a female CEO, nor a CEO and a CFO who are both female.