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Mary Barra

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Mary Barra

Chair and CEO, General Motors Company
Mary Barra

Mary Barra is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity – time. Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, and as senior vice president, Global Product Development. In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering, and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide. Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Barra is Chair of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of America’s leading companies. She serves on the Board of the Walt Disney Company and the Duke University Board of Trustees. Additionally, she serves as the Chair and founding member of GM’s Inclusion Advisory Board.