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Dhivya Suryadevara to be the next CFO of General Motors

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Dhivya Suryadevara has been named as the next Chief Financial Officer of General Motors.

Suryadevara, 39, is currently the Vice President of Corporate Finance in the company.

She will succeed Chuck Stevens on September 1.

She is known for divestiture of the company’s European arm Opel and the acquisition of self-driving vehicle startup Cruise.

She was also responsible for getting an investment of $2.25 billion in GM Cruise by Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group Corp.

During her 13 years with the Detroit-based company, Suryadevara helped achieve ratings upgrades from all three credit ratings agencies, completed $2 billion in notes issuance to fund discretionary pension contributions and upsized and renewed GM’s $14.5 billion revolving credit facility, the company said.

Suryadevara moved to the US at age 22 to attend Harvard.

Her family lives in New York. Stevens will remain with the company as an adviser until his retirement in March.

Stevens has worked at GM for 40 years and became CFO in January 2014.

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