Indo-American Dhivya Suryadevara has become the first Woman CFO of the largest automaker in the US the GM Motors. Chennai-born Dhivya is the first woman to get the position of Chief Finance Officer in the auto industry.
Dhivya is currently the Corporate Finance Vice President at GM Motors. She will succeed the present CFO Chuck Stevens. 39 years Suryadevara will report to the CEO Marry Barra. Ms. Barra is the Chief Executive Officer from 2014 and the only woman to head an automobile firm.
Suryadevara and Barra are the first women to hold positions of CFO and CEO in the auto industry. No other major global automaker firm has a female CFO or CEO or CFO and CEO, as quoted by the Live Mint.
Suryadevara has been the VP of Corporate Finance from July 2017. She has been responsible for special projects, investor relations, and corporate financial planning in this role. Dhivya has played a vital role in some of the crucial deals made by GM even as it redesigned operations in the past couple of years. This is inclusive of the divestiture of Opel its European arm. It also includes the acquisition of Cruise the self-driving vehicle startup, said the GM in a statement.
Meanwhile, in June 2018, Dhivya played a vital role in obtaining 2.25 billion $ investment in GM Cruise from Soft Bank Group Corp the Japanese tech. She was also behind the investment by GM in LYFT the on-demand transportation firm based in San Francisco.
Indo-American Dhivya had also served as the CEO and CIO of GM Asset Management from the period 2013 to 2017. She was responsible for managing the investment and business activities of 85 billion $ operations of pensions.
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