Gen­eral Mo­tors se­lects PIO woman as CFO

Deccan Chronicle - - BUSINESS -

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.

Dhivya Suryade­vara

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