New female General Motors CFO = Car Bae?

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  1. ninjahood

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    • General Motors' Indian-American CFO 1st Woman To Hold Post In Auto Sector
    Indians Abroad (c) 2018 BloombergDavid Welch, Jeff Green, Bloomberg
    Dhivya Suryadevara, GM's vice president of corporate finance for the last 11 months, will become chief financial officer on Sept. 1.
    Updated : June 14, 2018 12:19 IST
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    Dhivya Suryadevara has played a key role in GM's aquiring and investment activity.

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    • Dhivya Suryadevara, will succeed Chuck Stevens on 1st of September
    • She is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School
    • She helped upsize and renew GM's $14.5 billion revolving credit facility
    General Motors is about to have two of the auto industry's highest-ranking women in the upper echelons of its management team.

    Dhivya Suryadevara, GM's vice president of corporate finance for the last 11 months, will become chief financial officer on Sept. 1, replacing Chuck Stevens, the company said Wednesday. Suryadevara, 39, played a key role in GM divesting its German affiliate Opel, acquiring self-driving car unit Cruise Automation, investing in ride-hailing startup Lyft Inc. and arranging a recent investment by SoftBank Vision Fund.

    "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," Mary Barra, GM's chief executive officer, said in a statement.


    GM will join a very short list of S&P 500 companies, including Hershey and American Water Works, with women serving as CEO and CFO. Barra has promoted women to some key positions since taking the top job in January 2014. Two years ago, she named Alicia Boler Davis as executive vice president of global manufacturing, and Barra appointed Kim Brycz as senior vice president of human resources in March.

    But those three are the only women among GM's 17 corporate officers. With Suryadevara replacing Stevens, the Detroit-based automaker will approach the 27 percent share of women in senior jobs among S&P 500 companies, according to Catalyst, which tracks women in leaderships positions. The automaker's board is tied with several other companies as the most diverse among S&P 500 companies with half of its directors being women.

    "Any time a woman is added to the C-Suite it's something that should be celebrated," said Anna Beninger, Catalyst's senior director of research. "Given that the rate of change for women into the C-suite and into the CEO level has been so slow, any time we see one, it is certainly progress. On the flip side, it is one. We have to keep in mind that doesn't mean a trend."

    When women do reach the C-suite, they are disproportionately appointed to roles that aren't directly related to operations and therefore are less likely to lead to a future CEO opportunity, Beninger said.

    "It's going to be critical to get women into more C-suite level roles that are in the line -- positions that allow them to demonstrate the skills that are necessary to take on a CEO role eventually," Beninger said.

    Barra's career included a stint running GM's human resources division, but she also served as head of manufacturing engineering and head of product development. Her top executive is President Dan Ammann, who was CFO from 2011 to 2014. Past CEOs Rick Wagoner and Fritz Henderson were both CFO on their way to the CEO job.

    Suryadevara has been a fast climber. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in commerce from the University of Madras in Chennai, India, and an MBA from Harvard University. She's a chartered financial analyst and accountant and worked at UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining GM in 2005.

    Stevens, 58, has been CFO at the largest U.S. automaker since January 2014 and will retire in March as a more than 40-year veteran of the company. He began at the Buick division in 1978 and, like Barra, was educated at General Motors Institute, which became Kettering University. He had a key role in GM establishing its joint venture in China with SAIC Motor Corp. and was a crucial player in GM selling its long-struggling Opel business to French automaker PSA Group.

    "Stevens was well respected and liked by the Street and the timing of the announcement did catch us by surprise," Joe Spak, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets with the equivalent of a buy rating on GM, said in a note to clients. "We expect a smooth transition and status quo on the strategy."

    https://www.ndtv.com/indians-abroad...-first-woman-to-hold-post-in-auto-ind-1867330


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    she type hawt b. <3
     
  2. JRaW’d

    JRaW’d formerly jrodski

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    wouldn't expect someone THAT attractive in THAT position so she get points from that angle. but otherwise...
     
  3. nawghtyhare

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    when i seen her name
    instantly reminded me of ol girl from
    that show the league
    who they name the trophy after :lol:
     
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  4. nawghtyhare

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    her
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    she also has nudes from her stint on true blood.........
     
  5. ninjahood

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    :lol:

    i gotta find a indian/Guyanese neighborhood in NYC this summer and flourish..
     
  6. jewseejay

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    She’s extremely accomplished to be in her 30s, I always wonder about ppl like that, u spend ur whole life working and pushing for what, is it the power or notoriety? If I was worth 10s of mills before 40 I’m working on an exit strategy. Some ppl jus always need the stress and challenge of these meaningless “careers”
     
  7. ninjahood

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    da money & power b.

    having that social status da size of a weiner mobile is something people hanker forever.
     
  8. Nawzlew

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    Good for her.

    Cars still booty tho
     
  9. ybyb20

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    What her ig and snap lol?
     
  10. danikerhino

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    It's all relative bro. I love my job and take pride in the hard work I put in while others just coast and rather stay grounded. They're that basks in new challenges while other find a spot they're comfortable with and settle in.
     
  11. Air Money

    Air Money formerly sneekaz

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    yay. good for her.


    i didn’t know ninja was showing love towards my ladies :nthat:

    just a heads up, girls familia is very strict in general :lol:
     
  12. Burton Guster

    Burton Guster formerly walkin memorial

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    Richmond Hill queens b. Trini/Guyanese/Indian women galore.
     
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  14. Hoodrich Laflare

    Hoodrich Laflare

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    I’d play the part to secure her bag, shawty :pimp:
     
  15. Mark Antony

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    I've seen a few fairly young and attractive executives. Probably easier than you think once you crack that fake A-type personality exterior.
     
  16. ninjahood

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    im out this weekend, where's their main street ALA 181 St. Nicholas in Washington Heights or Dyckman? i need some curry yams in my life.
     
  17. tr1ll

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    Dayum.

    Car guy goals.
     
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  18. ninjahood

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    imagine talking bout American muscle wit that sexy bolly accent *sigh* :emoji_heart_eyes:
     
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  19. tr1ll

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    She gets you an LS for your bday..

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  20. thebtcbtq

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    Hopefully she gives the green light to produce an Escalade-V.
     
  21. enlightenedespot

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    Shes was born in Illinois tho.
     
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  22. dcallamerican

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    She looks good but she is more attractive due to occupation
     
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  23. Air Money

    Air Money formerly sneekaz

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    alright, make sure you a md :lol: or accountant, engineer >D

    get with yoga too

    and if you lucky with marriage the fam will give you a dowry :nthat:
     
  24. Air Money

    Air Money formerly sneekaz

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    curry:lol:. we’re more than that.
    cook up biryani, naan
    betta work on your yoga game
    practice your dance moves
    lmao if I see ninja with the sherwani
    :rofl:
     
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  25. blackintellect

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    Eh, in my experience highly successful women are not the move.

    Props to her though, HBS and navigating a white mans company. Big time accomplishment.