Corporate Officers

Mary Barra Head Shot, Chairman and CEO of General Motors

Mary T. Barra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company

Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. She was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014.

Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity – time.

She’s focused on strengthening GM’s core business of great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Barra has also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the center of everything the company does.

Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain since August 2013, and as senior vice president, Global Product Development since February 2011. In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide.

Previously, she served as vice president, Global Human Resources; vice president, Global Manufacturing Engineering; plant manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; and in several other executive engineering and staff positions.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985, followed by a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990.

Barra serves on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Detroit Economic Club.

She is a member of The Business Council and an At-Large Board Member of the Business Roundtable, where she also serves on the Social Issues Committee.

Revised 06/19

Daniel Berce Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Daniel E. Berce

Senior Vice President & President and Chief Executive Officer, GM Financial

Daniel E. Berce has been Senior Vice President & President and Chief Executive Officer, GM Financial since October 2010, when the company was purchased by General Motors. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCredit Corp. from August 2005 to September 2010, President from 2003 to 2005, and was Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 2003. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of AmeriCredit Corp. from November 1996 until April 2003, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from November 1994 until November 1996 and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 1990 until November 1994.

Prior to joining AmeriCredit, Berce was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand for 14 years and was a partner with the firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of Regis University in Denver.

Revised 12/14

Julian Blissett Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Julian Blissett

GM Senior Vice President, GM International Operations

Julian Blissett was appointed GM senior vice president International Operations, in April 2019. He is responsible for GM’s operations outside the Americas and China, including Korea, Australia, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, and reports to Steve Kiefer.

Prior to taking on his current position, Blissett served since 2014 as executive vice president of SAIC-GM and a member of the SAIC-GM Executive Committee.

A native of the United Kingdom, Blissett began his GM career in 1996 with Central Engineering at Opel Polska. Since then, he has held various management positions of increasing responsibilities in manufacturing in the U.K., China and GM International Operations markets. In 2011, Blissett was named vice president of New Business Development and Alliances for GM International Operations.

Before joining GM, Blissett worked at Nissan Motor Manufacturing U.K. Ltd. in manufacturing, engineering and production management in the U.K. and Japan.

Blissett holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and business studies from Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K.

Revised 10/19

Kim Brycz Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Kimberly (Kim) J. Brycz

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors

Kimberly (Kim) J. Brycz was appointed to the position of senior vice president, Global Human Resources on March 12, 2018. In this role, she leads an HR team and systems that build enterprise-wide employee engagement, develop talent and support strategic planning at all levels.

Previously, Brycz served as executive director, Global Product Purchasing where she oversaw GM’s $80B annual global product spend as well as Customer Care and Aftersales purchasing. Brycz was instrumental in transforming supplier relationships by providing strategic solutions to future sourcing and supplier engagement.

Brycz, a native of Detroit, began her GM career in 1983 with the Cadillac Motor Car Division in Detroit. Since then she has held various positions in GM’s Global Purchasing organization, including the Global Purchasing lead for electrical systems, batteries and hybrids and interiors. Prior to her most recent role, Brycz served as executive director, Global Purchasing, Indirect Materials, Machinery and Equipment.

Brycz received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University. In 2010 and 2015 she was named one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. She is an active leader on two of GM’s employee resource groups, participating on the executive boards for the GM Asian Connections and GM Women Group. Additionally, Brycz has served as the GM executive champion sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Revised 03/18

Steve Carlisle Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Stephen (Steve) K. Carlisle

Senior Vice President and President, Cadillac

Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Cadillac on April 18, 2018. Steve had been President and Managing Director of GM Canada since November 20, 2014.

Born and raised in Woodstock, Ontario, Carlisle began his GM career in 1982 as an industrial engineering co-op student at the Oshawa Truck Assembly Plant. Over the course of his career with General Motors, Carlisle has held a number of senior leadership positions that have taken him across the globe, including Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management, 2010-2014; Vice President of U.S. Sales Operations, 2010; and President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia Operations, 2007-2010.

Carlisle is an active business leader, currently serving on the Ontario Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity; the Dean’s Advisory Council, University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering; the Chair of the Advanced Technology Committee of Canadian Automotive Partnership Council and former Chair of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (2014 to 2016).

Carlisle also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Despite many years abroad, Carlisle remains an avid hockey enthusiast, and has enjoyed returning to the GM Canada Salaried Hockey League.

Revised 04/18  

Tony Cervone Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Tony Cervone

Senior Vice President, Global Communications, General Motors Company

Tony Cervone was named senior vice president, Global Communications, in May 2014. As GM’s top communications executive, he is responsible for the company’s overall global communications strategy. In October 2015, he assumed responsibility for GM corporate giving activities. He is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a senior advisor to CEO Mary Barra.

Prior to his current position, Cervone served since 2011 as executive vice president of Group Communications for Volkswagen Group of America in Herndon, Virginia, where he revamped the company’s communications activities for its VW and Audi brands.

Prior to VW, Cervone was senior vice president and chief communications officer for United Airlines in Chicago from 2009 to 2011, where he helped manage the company’s eventual merger with Continental Airlines.

From 1999 to 2009, Cervone worked at GM in several senior communications positions including executive director of Corporate Communications, responsible for media relations, issues management and labor and employee communications; executive director of Executive and Financial Communications; vice president of GM Europe Communications; vice president of GM North America Communications; and vice president of Global Communications Strategy and Operations.

From 1985 to 1999, Cervone worked at Chrysler Corp. and then DaimlerChrysler AG in virtually every aspect of auto industry communications, from product and technology to supplier and crisis communications. He managed pre- and post-merger communications related to the merger of Chrysler and Daimler-Benz.

Cervone is a member of the Arthur Page Society, the Public Relations Society of America and The Seminar. He is a board member of The LaGrant Foundation, Plank Center for Communications Leadership and Detroit Children’s Fund. In November 2017, Cervone was inducted into the Central Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Revised 02/18

Ann Cathcart Chaplin Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Ann Cathcart Chaplin

Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of General Motors

Ann Cathcart Chaplin is the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of General Motors. Ann’s team manages legal affairs for GM in North America, focusing on employment, organizational transformation and regulatory compliance.

Ann was previously GM’s Deputy General Counsel with responsibility for autonomous & transportation services, customer experience, litigation, product development, and related strategic and regulatory issues. Ann joined GM in 2015 as Deputy General Counsel of Litigation.

Previously, Ann was an equity principal at the law firm of Fish & Richardson specializing in intellectual property litigation. She served as the firm’s Litigation Practice Group Leader, leading a team of 250 litigators across 12 offices. She was elected to the firm’s Management Committee and served as Managing Partner of the Twin Cities office.

Ann holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and earned her juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Revised 08/19

Everett Eissenstat Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Everett Eissenstat

Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, General Motors Company

Everett Eissenstat was named senior vice president, Global Public Policy, in August 2018. He is responsible for leading General Motors’ engagement on key policies impacting the company’s business, its customers and its employees.

Prior to joining GM, Eissenstat worked in the White House as the deputy assistant to the president for International Economic Affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council. Jointly appointed to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, he led the White House international economic team responsible for the development of U.S. policies on international energy, international trade and development finance institutions. In this role, he also served as the lead U.S. negotiator for the G-20, APEC and G-7 international economic summits.

He twice served as chief International Trade counsel for the Senate Finance Committee from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2017. As chief counsel he drafted legislation implementing trade agreements and managed their consideration through the U.S. Congress. He also served as assistant U.S Trade representative for the Americas with the United State Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006 to 2011, where he negotiated and enforced international trade agreements and partnered with members of Congress on trade legislation. Eissenstat also previously worked as former Rep. Jim Kolbe’s legislative director and as an attorney in private practice in Dallas.

Eissenstat holds a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Oklahoma State University.

Revised 10/18

Barry Engle Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Barry Engle

Executive Vice President and President, The Americas

Barry Engle was appointed Executive Vice President and President, The Americas, in April 2019.  He is responsible for operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America, as well as Global Chevrolet.  Engle serves on the board of GM China’s joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd. (SGM), and is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team.

Engle joined GM as Executive Vice President and President, South America, in September 2015.  In October 2017 it was announced that he would become Executive Vice President and President, GM International, and his responsibilities would expand to include operations outside of North America and China.

Engle has lived and worked around the globe, running businesses in Latin America, Europe and Asia, as well as the US and Canada.  His automotive experience includes 13 years with Ford Motor Company, before going on to become the President and CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment, the CEO of THINK (an EV start up) and the CEO of Agility Fuel Systems (a private equity backed Tier 1 supplier).  Engle also has automotive retail experience, having been a Chrysler Plymouth Jeep dealer.

Engle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a minor in Spanish, from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He serves on the board of Council of the Americas and the National Advisory Council of the BYU Marriott School of Business.

Revised 03/19

Craig Glidden Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Craig Glidden

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Craig B. Glidden is executive vice president and general counsel of General Motors Co., a position he has held since he joined GM in March 2015.

Prior to joining GM, Glidden had been executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies.

Prior to joining LyondellBasell in August 2009, Glidden served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical, he was in private law practice.

Glidden received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1980, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained a Juris Doctor with high honors from Florida State University in 1983, where he served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of the Florida State University Law Review.

Glidden is a member and past chair of The General Counsel Forum and serves on the board of the Houston Bar Foundation. He is also on the boards of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Revised 11/18

Rick Westenberg Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Rocky Gupta

Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations, General Motors Company

Rocky Gupta was named vice president, treasurer in August 2018, adding oversight of investor relations in September 2018. Gupta is responsible for leading the company’s global treasury operations, including capital planning, capital markets, operations and worldwide banking activities.

Prior to becoming treasurer, Gupta was the chief investment officer and chief executive officer of General Motors Asset Management Corporation, the investment management subsidiary of GM. In that role, he handled approximately $70 billion of assets under management. 

Gupta joined GM as an engineering co-op in 1987, and later transitioned to the Treasurer’s Office in 1998. His early career assignments have spanned the globe including positions in Brussels, New York City, Shanghai and Bangkok. 

Afterwards, he served as chief financial officer for General Motors’ Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) based in Thailand. He then became assistant treasurer of GM where he oversaw a variety of groups including capital planning, pension, auto finance, international treasury and supplier risk management. 

He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) in 1992, followed by a Masters in Manufacturing Systems from the Stanford School of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997.

Revised 09/18

Christopher T. Hatto Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Christopher T. Hatto

Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, General Motors Company

Christopher T. Hatto was named vice president, controller and chief accounting officer effective September 2018. In his new role, he will be responsible for global leadership and oversight for external reporting, technical accounting matters, development of new accounting policies, internal controls and the consolidations process.  He is also responsible for reporting financial results to the company’s senior leadership and the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee.

Hatto joined GM in 2007 as the Assistant Controller for SEC Reporting. He then held subsequent regional controllership positions responsible for Latin America, Africa & the Middle East, and GMIO.  In 2013, Hatto became CFO of Customer Care and Aftersales. In 2016, he joined U. S. Sales Operations as CFO for U.S. Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.

Before joining GM, Hatto was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Tower Automotive.  Earlier in his career he held financial leadership roles at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.

He graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Revised 09/18

Gerald Johnson Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Gerald Johnson

General Motors Company Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Gerald Johnson was named executive vice president, Global Manufacturing, effective April 1, 2019. He leads GM’s Global Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, and Labor Relations organizations, and is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team.

Johnson previously served as GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations, a position he held since August 2017.

Before that he served as vice president of Operational Excellence, where he worked to develop and execute an enterprise-wide cultural transformation with a focus on process discipline, continuous improvement and waste elimination. Under Johnson’s leadership, a team of Lean Six Sigma experts developed a training initiative and coached employees in projects that improved the company’s operations efficiency.

Johnson began at GM in 1980 at the Fisher Body Plant in Euclid, Ohio. His career includes a long list of manufacturing and quality roles in North America and abroad. Throughout his career, he has served as a mentor to many young professionals as well as played an active role in community organizations, and he is currently on the Kettering University Board of Trustees.  

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from Kettering University and a master’s degree in manufacturing operations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Revised 03/19

Randall Mott Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Randall D. Mott

Executive Vice President, Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Randy Mott was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, Global Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on June 5, 2019. Mott joined GM in February 2012, responsible for the company’s global IT strategy and all IT assets. He is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team, reporting to Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.

Prior to GM, Mott served since 2005 as executive vice president and CIO of Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for all IT, including company-wide application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks worldwide.

From 2000 to 2005, Mott was senior vice president and CIO for Dell. He was responsible for managing the company's global IT, which included the backbone of its extensive Internet and web-based capabilities. Mott significantly enhanced the company's IT executive talent and focused the organization on global, scalable and common systems.

Prior to Dell, Mott spent 22 years at Wal-Mart Stores, where he held a variety of technical and management positions and pioneered retail and supply-chain systems automation. In 1994, Mott was named senior vice president and CIO. For the next six years Wal-Mart almost tripled in revenue and its IT group earned a "best-of-class" reputation as it cost-effectively leveraged global and common IT systems. In 1996, Mott was promoted to Wal-Mart's executive committee and in 1997 InformationWeek named him "Chief of the Year.”

Mott's vision and leadership approach has garnered him global recognition in leading transformational initiatives focused on optimizing IT as a business. In June 2007, he received the "Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award" from the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association for his dedication and contributions to enabling the retail and consumer-focused industries through the creation and implementation of supply chain standards and best practices. In 2017, Mott earned the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

Mott has a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2005, he was named in the Fulbright College Alumni Academy as a Distinguished Alumni. Mott was elected to the Board of Directors for Dun & Bradstreet in June 2015 and served on the Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee through 2018.

Revised: 07/19

Doug Parks Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Doug L. Parks

Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain

Doug Parks was appointed to Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain effective October 30, 2019. Parks reports to GM President Mark Reuss.

Prior to this appointment, Parks was the Vice President, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs since February 2016. In this role, Parks delivered significant business results, including:

  • Launched Super Cruise, the industry’s first hands-free driving technology for compatible highways on the 2018 Cadillac CT6;
  • Oversaw the engineering team behind the Cruise AV, a production-intent autonomous vehicle built from the ground up without driver controls and with all the hardware necessary to operate safely on its own;
  • Led the autonomous vehicle engineering team that produced three self-driving test vehicle generations in approximately 16 months; and
  • Led the electrification team responsible for developing GM’s all-new electric vehicle architecture, as well as increasing the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s range to 259-miles due to improvements in battery chemistry.

Parks also held the position of Vice President, Global Product Programs, Group Vehicle Line Executive and Global Chief Engineer for Electric Cars, including the Chevrolet Volt.  Parks spent three years in Germany as the Global Vehicle Chief Engineer for GM’s compact vehicles. He has also worked in a variety of engineering and finance roles at GM. He began his career with GM in 1984.

Parks received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University in 1984 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1988 through the GM Fellowship Program.

Parks is married with three children.

Mark Reuss Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Mark Reuss

President, General Motors Company

Mark Reuss is president of General Motors Company. In this role, he leads the company’s regional operations, including North America, South America, China, and General Motors International. GM’s Global Product Development team, led by EVP Doug Parks, also reports to Reuss, as does Global Design, Global Quality and Operational Excellence. In addition, Reuss serves on the board of GM China’s joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd., (SGM), and is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Team.

Reuss became GM president in January 2019 and expanded his role to include the regional responsibilities in November 2019. In 2018, he added Global Cadillac and Global Product Planning to his responsibilities, and continues to lead them today.

From 2013-2018, Reuss was executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, and led program management of GM cars, trucks and crossovers worldwide. In this role, he oversaw a major transformation of the product development organization in 2018 to increase focus and development of electrification and autonomous vehicles.

Before that, starting in 2009, Reuss was president of General Motors North America, responsible for GM’s performance, manufacturing, portfolio and dealer network. Under his watch, GM’s North America region produced consistent profits and improved margins during a product renaissance featuring a slate of award-winning vehicles.

Reuss also served briefly as GM’s vice president of global engineering after spending two years overseas as vice president and managing director of GM Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he was a member of the GM Asia Pacific Strategy Board.

Reuss is a mechanical engineer who began his GM career as a student intern in 1983. He has held numerous engineering and management positions, including chief engineer of GM’s large luxury vehicles and manufacturing body shop tooling launches.

He created and led the GM Performance Division in 2001 while serving as executive director of Architecture Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for GM’s racing vehicles, including the V-Series Cadillacs and SS Chevrolets. In 2005, he was appointed executive director of GM’s North America Vehicle Systems and Architecture, and a year later was named executive director of Global Vehicle Integration, Safety and Virtual Development.

A lifelong auto enthusiast, Reuss is a certified industry pool test driver on the North Course of the Nürburgring Motorsport Racetrack in Germany and is licensed for FIA C and IMSA Road Racing. His first car was a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro he bought and restored himself. In 2018, he was honored as the Enthusiast of the Year at the Concours d’Elegance of America.

Reuss was born and raised in metro Detroit and is deeply committed to revitalizing the region via education, community and philanthropy.

  • In 2010, he spearheaded a $27.1 million grant to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan to improve graduation rates at seven Detroit-area high schools.
  • In 2013, he championed the GM Student Corps, a summer internship and career development program for underserved youth in metro Detroit and Flint.
  • He was instrumental in bringing the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix back to Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The event generates millions in economic impact for the region. 
  • In 2013, he oversaw the purchase of the historic Durant-Dort Factory One, the birthplace of General Motors. After extensive renovations, Factory One reopened in 2017 as a modern, world-class facility that hosts events and holds the iconic Kettering University automotive archives.

He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of business administration from Duke University.

Reuss is a member of the Duke Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and is GM’s Key Executive at Duke University. He chairs the Board of Trustees at Cranbrook Schools and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford, the Skillman Foundation, Horizons Upward Bound, Detroit Workforce Development Board, the Detroit Education Coalition and the CEO Leadership Group on Regional Economic Development.

Revised 10/19

 

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Dhivya Suryadevara

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, General Motors Company

Dhivya Suryadevara was appointed executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2018. Suryadevara is responsible for leading the company’s global financial and accounting operations.

Suryadevara was named vice president, Corporate Finance, on July 1, 2017. She was responsible for Investor Relations, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, and special projects.

She was previously vice president, Finance and Treasurer, from 2015-2017. In those roles she oversaw capital planning, capital market activities, and worldwide banking.

Suryadevara also served as CEO and chief investment officer for GM Asset Management from 2013-2017. In this capacity, she was responsible for the management of business and investment activities of GM’s $85B pension operations and was instrumental in leading the de-risking effort for the plans. She has previously held various positions within GM’s finance function and outside GM at UBS Investment Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Suryadevara has an MBA from Harvard University and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from the University of Madras in India. She is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder.

Suryadevara has been recognized for her career accomplishments, including Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), 40 under 40 (Fortune magazine and Crain’s Detroit Business), Rising Stars (Automotive News) and others.

More on Suryadevara’s career and related activities can be found on LinkedIn.

Revised 01/19

Matt Tsien Head Shot, General Motors Corporate Officer

Matt Tsien

GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China

Matthew (Matt) Tsien was appointed GM executive vice president and president of GM China, effective January 1, 2014. Based in Shanghai, he oversees the day-to-day operations of GM’s business in China.

Tsien had been vice president of Planning and Program Management for GM China and GM International, and Strategic Alliances for China since January 2012. He was GM’s leading planning voice across the region and helped oversee the growth of its product lineup.

Tsien began his professional career at Delco Electronics in 1976 as an electrical engineer, where he designed and released embedded software for automotive applications and led advanced work in navigation and telematics.

Between 1995 and 2000, Tsien worked in Australia and China in various technical, program management and planning assignments. In China, he was chief technology officer and director of Business Planning. He supported GM’s negotiations with SAIC for its early joint ventures, crafted GM China’s initial five-year business plan, and helped forge cooperation between GM and the government, industry and academic communities.

In 2001, he moved to GM North America Product Development as executive director of Vehicle Systems. Tsien joined General Motors Global Engineering in 2005 as executive director of Global Technology Engineering.

Tsien became executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM China’s manufacturing joint venture with SAIC and Guangxi Automobile Group (the former Wuling Motors), in 2009. He was a member of the joint venture’s Executive Committee and managed the company’s Purchasing and Supply Chain Management organization in addition to Information Technology and its Technical Development Center.

Tsien has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In September 2017, Tsien received the Magnolia Gold Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government for his contributions to the economic and social development of Shanghai.

Revised 04/19

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