NAME: Mary T. Barra, 51.
BIRTH DATE: Dec. 24, 1961.
EXPERIENCE: Has served in a variety of roles for General Motors, including vice-president of global human resources and vice-president of global manufacturing engineering. Named senior vice-president of global product development in February 2011. Assumed responsibility for GM’s global purchasing and supply chain organization and was named executive vice-president, global product development and global purchasing and supply chain in August. Is a member of the GM executive operations committee and serves on the Adam Opel AG supervisory board.
EDUCATION: Started with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor division. Barra graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. She graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990 with a Masters in Business Administration after receiving a GM fellowship in 1988.
FAMILY: Married with two children.
APPOINTMENTS: Serves on the boards of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and General Dynamics. A member of the Kettering University Board of Trustees and is GM’s key executive for Stanford University and University of California-Berkeley.