Chennai-born Dhivya Suryadevara to be new CFO of GM

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018 15:54 hrs
Dhivya Suryadevara

After Indra Nooyi, we now have another Chennai-born trailblazer. A woman at that too.

Dhivya Suryadevara will take over as the new Chief Finance Officer of America's largest carmaker, General Motors. Suryadevara, 39, will replace Chuck Stevens, who steps down as GM's CFO on August 31, the company statement said.

She will report to another woman, CEO Mary Barra, the head of GM since 2014.

Dhivya had played a huge role in getting a $2.25 billion investment in GM Cruise from the SoftBank Group Corp.

She also was behind GM's investment in San Francisco-based on-demand transportation company Lyft, the company added.

Dhivya did her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Commerce from the University of Madras before earning her MBA from Harvard University.

She has been with GM since 2005.

"Dhivya's experience and leadership in several key roles throughout our financial operations positions her well to build on the strong business results we’ve delivered over the last several years," GM CEO Barra said in a statement.

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