Mary Barra

Mary Barra



Mary Teresa Barra (née Makela, born December 24, 1961) is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the General Motors Company. She has held the CEO position since January 15, 2014, and she is the first female CEO of a major global automaker.[3][4] On December 10, 2013, GM named her to succeed Dan Akerson as Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that, Barra served as the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors.[3][4]

In April 2014, Barra was featured on the cover of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World."[5]

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Automotive industry
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Kettering University
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Keynote Interview: Mary Barra
  –  January 26, 2017
Since taking over the top job at GM, Barra has made overhauling the company’s culture her focus. How she’s doing it is one of the most remarkable stories in American business today. We’ll get an inside look.
GM CEO Mary Barra Comments on Auto Executives Meeting with President Trump +VIDEO
  –  January 26, 2017
DETROIT - January 25, 2017: General Motors has released an official statement attributable to Mary Barra on the breakfast meeting she had with Donald Trump and the CEOs of Ford and FCA. "We had a very constructive and wide-ranging discussion about how we ...
General Motors CEO Mary Barra Comments On Discussions With President Trump
  –  January 25, 2017
President Donald Trump yesterday finished up an important meeting with the CEOs of Ford Motor, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler. Following the conference, which was said to mostly surround job development and enhancing the United States’ production base ...
Statement Attributable to GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra
  –  January 24, 2017
We had a very constructive and wide-ranging discussion about how we can work together on policies that support a strong and competitive economy and auto industry, one that supports the environment and safety. The U.S. is our home market and we are eager to ...
General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra Issues Statement on Trump Meetings
  –  January 24, 2017
Get access to the best calls on Wall Street with's Ratings Insider Elite. Get your Free Trial here. General Motors (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra issues statement on Trump meetings: "We had a very constructive and wide-ranging discussion about ...
Why Mary Barra and Sheryl Sandberg Are Talking Gender Stereotypes at Davos
  –  January 19, 2017
'Stereotype' was the word of the day Wednesday among some women at Davos. At a panel discussion, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of the non-profit Girls Who Code, pointed to antiquated gender norms as one factor keeping women out of tech. Because girls are ...



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