General Motors Chairman and CEO
Mary Barra envisions a world with zero traffic 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.
She’s focused on strengthening GM’s
core business of great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also working to lead
the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies like
connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Barra has
also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the
center of everything the company does.
Barra has spent her career at GM,
with experience in various fields including design, engineering and quality;
assembly; global product development, purchase and supply; and human resources.
She began as a General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) co-op
student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree in electrical engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration
from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.