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Are We Crazy? Super Chevy Experiments With Mainstream News

John Gilbert Jun 15, 2018
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It’s all about the numbers these days, and nothing seems to wrack up more page views than a mainstream news story with a contemporary bent towards the shape of things to come. We’re sorry this story isn’t exactly timely, but Chevrolet doesn’t include any of our brands on the Super Chevy Network when it sends out a news release. Our news editors have to dig around and see if we can find anything the other automotive news outlets haven’t glommed onto.

Here’s one that’s only a few days old. General Motors Co. today (June 13, 2018) announced the appointment of Dhivya Suryadevara as Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Suryadevara, will report to Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

“Dhivya’s experience and leadership in several key roles throughout our financial operations positions her well to build on the strong business results we’ve delivered over the last several years,” said Barra.

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Suryadevara, 39, has been vice president, Corporate Finance since July 2017. In this role, she has been responsible for corporate financial planning, investor relations and special projects.

Suryadevara played an integral role in the Opel divestiture (killing off Opel) Cruise acquisition (self-driving technology) Lyft investment and more recently, SoftBank’s investment in GM Cruise.

From 2015 to 2017, Suryadevara served as vice president, Finance and Treasurer. She helped achieve ratings upgrades from all three credit ratings agencies, completed $2B notes issuance to fund discretionary pension contributions and upsized and renewed GM’s $14.5B revolver.

Suryadevara also served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer for GM Asset Management from 2013 to 2017. In this capacity, she was responsible for the management of business and investment activities of GM’s $85B pension operations.

Suryadevara joined GM in 2005. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras in Chennai, India and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant. Stay tuned because maybe next time we’ll discuss LIDAR sensors and will your autonomous car kill you to save a dog.

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