News General Motors Just Named Its First Woman CFO

21:00  14 june  2018
21:00  14 june  2018 Source:   jalopnik.com

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Dhivya Suryadevara, General Motors ’ next chief financial officer . Photo: Paul Sancya (AP), General Motors . But in a few months, Barra will have the GM ’s first -ever female chief financial officer reporting to her. GM named Dhivya Suryadevara as its new CFO , to replace current CFO Chuck

DETROIT - General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson will step down next month and be replaced by global product development chief Mary Barra, who will become the first woman to lead a global automaker. GM did not name a replacement for Ammann as CFO .

a woman posing for a picture: Dhivya Suryadevara, General Motors’ next chief financial officer.© Photo: Paul Sancya (AP), General Motors Dhivya Suryadevara, General Motors’ next chief financial officer.

Mary Barra became the first woman CEO of a major automaker when she took charge of General Motors in 2013, and years later, she’s still mostly surrounded by men in automotive leadership positions. But in a few months, Barra will have the GM’s first-ever female chief financial officer reporting to her.

GM named Dhivya Suryadevara as its new CFO, to replace current CFO Chuck Stevens as he’s getting ready to retire. Suryadevara, 39, will take over Sept. 1 before Stevens retires March 1 of next year, and perhaps the best part of GM’s announcement on its new female appointment is this line:

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Mary Barra was named as General Motors CEO on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head a Detroit automaker. He will serve in the dual role as president and CFO until “at least” next April, according to GM , though a search for a replacement is now underway.

General Motors , he says, “was looking to change the dynamic” in the wake of its bankruptcy. Then, on January 15, 2014, Stevens became executive vice president and CFO of General Motors It ’ s performing to expectations so far. The Astra is more than $ 1 ,000 profitable; we’re just launching that.

Suryadevara, will report to Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

Chairman. We can’t even avoid unnecessarily gendered nouns when the gender becomes incorrect. Imagine calling a man a “chairwoman.”

Anyhoo, Suryadevara came to GM in 2005 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras in India and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She’s been the GM vice president of corporate finance since July of last year, according to the announcement, and made the Forbes40 Under 40” list of most influential young people in business in 2015.

The “G” in GM now unofficially stands for Girls Rule and Boys Drool, even if we’re still calling the women “chairmen.”

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