General Motors and Electric Vehicle Development in Detroit
Detroit, MI - May 9, 2018 - Mary Barra stands for a portrait at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Barra is the Chairman and CEO of 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.William Widmer for Fortune
  • Title
    Chairman and CEO
  • Affiliation
    General Motors
  • Age
    56

GM hit a few speed bumps in the past year: The Chevrolet Bolt EV, once a bestseller, slipped behind all three of Tesla’s electric cars in sales, while a brewing trade war with China threatened the automaker’s profits. Meanwhile, GM recorded a $3.9 billion loss in 2017, owing largely to the new U.S. tax law. Still, Barra is barreling ahead. She scored a $2.25 billion investment in autonomous-vehicle venture GM Cruise from the SoftBank Vision Fund and plans to deploy GM’s first self-driving cars for ride sharing in 2019.

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Company Financials (2017, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)157,311
Profits ($M)-3,864
Market Value as of 09/18/18 ($M)49,522.2