Mary Barra

About Mary Barra

Who is it?: CEO, General Motors
Birth Day: December 24, 1961
Birth Place: Novi, Michigan, United States
Alma mater: Kettering University Stanford University
Occupation: Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Board member of: 10; General Dynamics, Disney, Stanford University Board of Trustees, Kettering University Board of Trustees
Spouse(s): Anthony E. Barra
Children: Nicholas Barra and Rachel Barra
Website: Website

Mary Barra

Mary Barra was bornon December 24, 1961 in Novi, Michigan, United States, is CEO, General Motors. Barra is focused on improving GM's profitability while positioning the automaker for the future. The company's revenue rose 9.2% in 2016, and she is consolidating that strength by pulling GM out of weaker international markets, among other measures. She also managed to successfully fend off hedge-fund manager David Einhorn's proposal to create a second class of GM stock. Looking ahead, Barra announced in early October that GM plans to move toward 100% electric cars. Barra, who had the highest compensation of any leader of a Detroit Big Three automaker last year, also recently joined Disney's board of directors.

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🎂 Mary Barra - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Mary Barra is 58 years, 5 months and 1 days old. Mary Barra will celebrate 59rd birthday on a Thursday 24th of December 2020. Below we countdown to Mary Barra upcoming birthday.

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🌙 Zodiac

Mary Barra’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Mary Barra was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Beyond being an incredibly respected leader of a major U.S. company, Mary is recognized as an agent of change with a relentless focus on quality, safety and, most importantly, consumers. Her ability to adapt to a changing technological and consumer-focused landscape makes her uniquely suited for the Disney board.

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Barra was listed as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes, for the fifth time, in 2016. She was most recently listed as the fifth Most Powerful Women, rising from 35th in 2013.

On May 3, 2014, she delivered the Spring Commencement address for University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus at Michigan Stadium. She received an honorary degree.

Barra was listed number one in Fortune's Most Powerful Women list in 2015, moving from second place the year before.

She remained in the number one spot in Fortune's Most Powerful Women of 2017 and Number 5 on Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List in the same year.

In April 2014, Barra was featured on the cover of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World."

In December 2016, Barra joined a business forum assembled by then President-Elect Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues. However, she left the forum in 2017, following Trump's response to the Charlottesville protests.

Biography/Timeline

1980

Barra started working for General Motors at the age of 18 as a co-op student in 1980 and subsequently held a variety of engineering and administrative positions, including being the manager of the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant.

1990

Barra graduated from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. She then attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on a GM fellowship, receiving her Masters in Business Administration degree in 1990.

2008

In February 2008, she became Vice President of Global Manufacturing Engineering. In July 2009 she advanced to the position of Vice President of Global Human Resources, which she held until February 2011, when she was named Executive Vice President of Global Product Development. The latter position included responsibilities for design; she has worked to reduce the number of automobile platforms in GM. In August 2013, her Vice President responsibility was extended to include Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

2014

In April 2014, Barra was featured on the cover of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World."

2015

Barra was listed number one in Fortune's Most Powerful Women list in 2015, moving from second place the year before.

2016

In December 2016, Barra joined a Business forum assembled by then President-Elect Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues. However, she left the forum in 2017, following Trump's response to the Charlottesville protests.

2017

She remained in the number one spot in Fortune's Most Powerful Women of 2017 and Number 5 on Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List in the same year.

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