Mary T. Barra
Envisioning a healthier world where consumers have more time and great cars to get them where they want to go, General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra leads the top-ranked car company into a bright future full of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. Mary believes that creating a better world with less pollution, less anxiety, and more time to spend with loved ones has to start where you spend about 37,935 hours of your life: in your car. She is focused on improving customer experience in whatever way possible by strengthening GM’s core vehicle and services business, investing in advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving, and transforming the ways of personal mobility. Before being named CEO, Mary held multiple positions across GM as vice president of Global Product Development, Global Human Resources, and Global Manufacturing Engineering. She received a BSEE in electrical engineering from Kettering University and holds an MBA from the Stanford School of Business.
Year appointed: 2014