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Trevor Collett | Dec, 12 2013 | 7 Comments

At the same time as General Motors announced its decision to pull the pin on Holden's manufacturing operations, on the other side of the world, it was making another important decision; replacing its Chief Executive Officer.

In mid-January 2014, Mary Barra, 51, will become GM’s first female CEO when current CEO and chairman, Dan Akerson, retires.

In 34 days from now, Ms Barra will create a small slice of history by becoming the first woman ever appointed to the top-job of a global carmaker.

Ms Barra currently holds the position of executive vice-president, Global Product Development, Purchasing And Supply Chain, and has now been elected to the Board of Directors.

Current CEO Akerson, 65, has stepped-down early following the news that his wife is suffering from an advanced stage of cancer. Theodore Solso, a current board-member, will replace Akerson as chairman.

“I will leave with great satisfaction in what we have accomplished, great optimism over what is ahead and great pride that we are restoring General Motors as America’s standard bearer in the global auto industry,” Mr Akerson said in a message to employees.

For Ms Barra, following her 33 years of experience at GM, it’s business-as-usual at the top.

“With an amazing portfolio of cars and trucks and the strongest financial performance in our recent history, this is an exciting time at today’s GM,” Ms Barra said.

“I’m honoured to lead the best team in the business and to keep our momentum at full speed.”

Other changes at GM include the appointment of Dan Ammann as company president along with the announcement that Mark Reuss will replace Ms Barra in her previous role.

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