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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mary Barra

56 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Ammann

46 2014 President

Dhivya Suryadevara

39 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Craig Glidden

60 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Alan Batey

54 2014 Executive Vice President, President, GM North America

Alicia Boler-Davis

48 2016 Executive Vice President - Global Manufacturing

Carel de Nysschen

57 2014 Executive Vice President and President of Cadillac

Barry Engle

54 2018 Executive Vice President and President, GM International

Mark Reuss

54 2014 Executive Vice President - Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain

Matthew Tsien

57 2014 Executive Vice President & President, GM China, Inc.

Christopher Hatto

48 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Theodore Solso

71 2016 Lead Independent Director

Linda Gooden

65 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Jimenez

59 2015 Independent Director

Jane Mendillo

59 2016 Independent Director

Judith Miscik

60 2018 Independent Director

Michael Mullen

71 2013 Independent Director

James Mulva

71 2012 Independent Director

Patricia Russo

66 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Schoewe

65 2011 Independent Director

Carol Stephenson

67 2009 Independent Director

Devin Wenig

51 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mary Barra

Ms. Mary T. Barra is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Barra has served as Chairman of GM’s Board of Directors since January 2016 and Chief Executive Officer of GM since January 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain from 2013 to 2014; Senior Vice President, Global Product Development from 2011 to 2013; Vice President, Global Human Resources from 2009 to 2011; and Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Barra began her career at GM in 1980.

Daniel Ammann

Mr. Daniel Ammann is President of the Company. Mr. Ammann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2013).He is responsible for managing the company’s business operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, new business development and GM Financial. Ammann was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer for nearly 3 years where he led the transformation of GM’s finance operations. He also led the strategy to rebuild the company’s captive finance capability through the successful establishment and growth of GM Financial. Ammann joined GM in April 2010 as vice president of finance and treasurer, where his first assignment was to manage GM’s initial public offering. In addition, he has been chairman of the board of Shanghai General Motors, GM's largest Chinese joint venture, since February 2014. Ammann is a member of the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He is also a certified industry pool test driver at the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany. Before joining GM, Ammann was managing director and head of Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley, where he was instrumental in many high-profile assignments including advising GM during its 2009 restructuring. A native of New Zealand, Ammann holds a bachelor of management studies (First Class Honours) from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Dhivya Suryadevara

Ms. Dhivya Suryadevara is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective September 1, 2018. She 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, Cruise acquisition, 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.

Craig Glidden

Mr. Craig B. Glidden is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining GM, Glidden had been executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. Prior to joining LyondellBasell in August 2009, Glidden served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical, he was in private law practice. Glidden received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1980, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained a Juris Doctor with high honors from Florida State University in 1983, where he served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of the Florida State University Law Review. Glidden is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. He is a member and past chair of The General Counsel Forum and serves on the board of the Houston Bar Foundation.

Alan Batey

Mr. Alan S. Batey is Executive Vice President, President, GM North America of the Company. Mr. Batey also served as GM vice president, U.S. Sales and Service, interim GM chief marketing officer from 2012 to 2013, and vice president, U.S. Chevrolet Sales and Service from 2010 to 2012. A native of the United Kingdom, Batey began his career with General Motors in 1979 as a mechanical engineering apprentice for the company’s Vauxhall operation in the United Kingdom. Throughout his career he has held several senior management positions of increasing responsibility for GM in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands, Germany, Korea and Australia. These roles included executive director, Commercial Vehicles & Fleet Sales for GM Europe; regional director of GM in the Middle East; managing director of Opel in the Netherlands; vice president of Commercial Operations for GM Daewoo; and chairman and managing director of GM Holden. Batey completed the General Motors’ Senior Executive Program at Harvard University and holds a City and Guilds Parts 1, 2 & 3 degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Alicia Boler-Davis

Ms. Alicia Boler-Davis is Executive Vice President - Global Manufacturing of the Company. Prior to this assignment, Boler Davis was senior vice president, Global Connected Customer Experience since December 2014, where she led the company’s connected customer activities, including infotainment, OnStar and GM’s Urban Active personal mobility initiatives. In February 2012, Boler Davis was appointed U.S. vice president, Customer Experience. Later that year, her role was expanded to vice president, Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience. Under her leadership, GM improved vehicle quality and fundamentally redefined customer care and its interaction with customers through social media channels and Customer Engagement Centers. Previously, Boler Davis was simultaneously plant manager of the Michigan Orion Assembly and Pontiac Stamping facilities, as well as vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer, North America Small Cars, positions she held through January 2012. Prior to that, she was plant manager at the Lansing, Mich., Consolidated Operations and Arlington Assembly in Texas, where she was the first African-American woman to be a plant manager at a GM vehicle manufacturing plant. Boler Davis has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Indiana University.

Carel de Nysschen

Mr. Carel Johannes de Nysschen is Executive Vice President and President of Cadillac a subsidiary of the Company. He was Infiniti Motor Company, President (2012).

Barry Engle

Mr. Barry L. Engle is Executive Vice President and President, GM International of the Company. Previously Engle held management positions in South America including President of Ford of Brazil and Mercosul from 2005 to 2006, and Director of Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Brazil from 2001 to 2003. His experience in the region dates to the early 1980s, when he lived and worked in Argentina. He speaks both Spanish and Portuguese. Since 2011, Engle was CEO of Agility Fuel Systems based in Santa Ana, California. From 2010 to 2011, he was CEO of Think Holdings based in Oslo, Norway. From 2008 to 2010, he served as President and CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment in Turin, Italy. From 1992 to 1997 and 2000 to 2008, Engle held various management positions at Ford in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and Canada. He also has automotive retail experience as a Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep dealer in Salt Lake City from 1997 to 2000. Engle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a minor in Spanish, from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Reuss

Mr. Mark L. Reuss is Executive Vice President - Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain of the Company. From 2009-2013, Reuss was President of General Motors North America, responsible for GM’s performance, manufacturing, portfolio and dealer network. Under his watch, GM’s North America region produced consistent profits and improved margins during a product renaissance featuring a slate of award-winning vehicles. Previously, Reuss served briefly as GM’s vice president of global engineering after spending two years overseas as vice president and managing director of Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he was a member of the GM Asia Pacific Strategy Board. Reuss is a mechanical engineer who began his GM career as a student intern in 1983. He has held numerous engineering and management positions, including chief engineer of GM’s large luxury vehicles and manufacturing body shop tooling launches. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of business administration from Duke University. Reuss is a member of the Duke Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and is GM’s Key Executive at Duke University. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford, the Skillman Foundation, Cranbrook Schools, Horizons Upward Bound, the Detroit Workforce Development Board and the Detroit Education Coalition.

Matthew Tsien

Mr. Matthew Tsien is Executive Vice President & President, GM China, Inc., the subsidiary of the Company. Tsien had been vice president of Planning and Program Management for GM China and GM Consolidated International Operations, and Strategic Alliances for China since January 2012. He was GM’s leading planning voice across the region and helped oversee the growth of its product lineup. Tsien began his professional career at Delco Electronics in 1976 as an electrical engineer, where he designed and released embedded software for automotive applications and led advanced work in navigation and telematics. Between 1995 and 2000, Tsien worked in Germany, Australia and China in various technical, program management and planning assignments. In China, he was chief technology officer and director of Business Planning. He supported GM’s negotiations with SAIC for its early joint ventures, crafted GM China’s initial five-year business plan, and helped forge cooperation between GM and the government, industry and academic communities. Tsien has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In September 2014, Tsien received the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government for his contributions to the economic and social development of Shanghai.

Christopher Hatto

Mr. Christopher T. Hatto is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. He joined GM in September 2007, and he most recently served as GM’s Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Sales Operations since January 2016, and, before that, Chief Financial Officer for North American Customer Care and Aftersales from August 2013 to December 2015. Prior to that time, he served in various regional controllership positions at GM. Mr. Hatto will continue to participate in GM’s incentive compensation plans that have been previously disclosed or filed by GM. Other than his employment with GM, he has no other reportable relationships with GM or its affiliates.

Theodore Solso

Mr. Theodore M. Solso is Lead Independent Director of General Motors Company. Mr. Solso served as Non-Executive Chairman of the GM Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins, Inc. (“Cummins”) from 2000 until his retirement in 2011 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummins from 1995 to 2000.

Linda Gooden

Ms. Linda R. Gooden is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Ms. Gooden served as Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions of Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed”) from 2007 to 2013. She was Deputy Executive Vice President, Information and Technology Services of Lockheed from October to December 2006; and President, Information Technology of Lockheed from 1997 to December 2006.

Joseph Jimenez

Mr. Joseph Jimenez is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jimenez served as Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG (“Novartis”) from 2010 until his retirement in 2017. He was Head of Novartis’ Pharmaceuticals Division from October 2007 to 2010 and Head of Novartis’ Consumer Health Division from April to October 2007. Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Jimenez served as Advisor to the Blackstone Group L.P., a private equity firm, from 2006 to 2007. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of H.J. Heinz Company (“Heinz”) North America from 2002 to 2006 and Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heinz Europe from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Jimenez held various leadership positions at ConAgra Foods Inc. (“ConAgra”), including President and Senior Vice President of two operating divisions from 1993 to 1998.

Jane Mendillo

Ms. Jane L. Mendillo is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Mendillo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Harvard Management Company (“HMC”) from 2008 to 2014, managing Harvard University’s approximately $37 billion global endowment and related assets. Prior to joining HMC, she was Chief Investment Officer of Wellesley College from 2002 to 2008; and prior to that, she spent 15 years at HMC in various other investment roles. She also served as Chair of the investment committee of the Partners Healthcare System; a member of the board of directors and investment committee of the Mellon Foundation; Senior Investment Advisor and Trustee to the Old Mountain Private Trust Company; and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Berklee College of Music.

Judith Miscik

Ms. Judith A. Miscik is Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed chief executive officer and vice chair of Kissinger Associates in July 2017, after serving as co-CEO and vice chair since 2015 and president and vice chair since 2009. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Miscik served as the deputy director of intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. She also previously held roles at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Miscik holds a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Pepperdine University. She serves on the board of directors at Morgan Stanley and as the co-vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations. Miscik also previously served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Michael Mullen

Adm. (Retd.) Michael G. Mullen is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 until his retirement in 2011, one of his four different four-star assignments; the others included the 28th Chief of Naval Operations from 2005 to 2007; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Allied Joint Force Command Naples from 2004 to 2005; and the 32nd Vice Chief Naval Officer from 2003 to 2004. Admiral Mullen has been President of MGM Consulting LLC since 2012, and he serves as a Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

James Mulva

Mr. James J. Mulva is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Mr. Mulva served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2004 until his retirement in 2012. He was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2004 to 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004.

Patricia Russo

Ms. Patricia F. Russo is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Ms. Russo served as Lead Director of the Hewlett-Packard Company Board of Directors from 2014 to 2015. She was Lead Director of the GM Board of Directors from March 2010 to January 2014. She also served as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (“Alcatel-Lucent”) from 2006 to 2008; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies, Inc. (“Lucent”) from 2003 to 2006; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent from 2002 to 2006.

Thomas Schoewe

Mr. Thomas M. Schoewe is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Mr. Schoewe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) from 2000 to 2011. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black & Decker Corporation (“Black & Decker”) from 1996 to 1999; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black & Decker from 1993 to 1996; Vice President of Finance of Black & Decker from 1989 to 1993; and Vice President of Business Planning and Analysis of Black & Decker from 1986 to 1989.

Carol Stephenson

Ms. Carol M. Stephenson is an Independent Director of General Motors Company. Ms. Stephenson served as Dean of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario from 2003 until her retirement in 2013. Prior to joining the Ivey Business School, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Canada from 1999 to 2003. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of General Motors of Canada, Limited, a GM subsidiary, from 2005 to 2009 and appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.

Devin Wenig

Mr. Devin Norse Wenig is Independent Director of the company. In July 2015, Mr. Wenig was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay. Prior to that time, he served as President of eBay’s Marketplaces business from 2011 to July 2015. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Wenig was Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Corporation’s (“Thomson Reuters”) largest division, Thomson Reuters Markets, from 2008 to 2011; Chief Operating Officer of Reuters Group plc (“Reuters”) from 2006 to 2008; and President of Reuters Business divisions from 2003 to 2006.