America’s car maker General Motors has appointed Divya Suryadevara as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Suryadevara will replace current CFO Chuck Stevens and take charge from September 1. American woman of Indian origin, Divya has been serving the organisation for 13 years. With the appointment of CFO, Divya has become the first female CFO of the company.
She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving to investment banking at UBS. At 25, she joined GM as a senior financial analyst at the treasurer’s office, and she’s been with the company ever since, eventually becoming one of the youngest chief investment officers of GM Asset Management, in which she managed $85 billion worth of assets for the company’s pension plans.