After slightly more than a year of service, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell is leaving General Motors. Liddell was instrumental in GM’s IPO — which was the largest in history, stabilizing The General’s financial operations, and leading the automaker through the first full year of profitability.
Liddell joined GM in December 2009 after leaving Microsoft, where he served in the same position. He will be replaced by Dan Ammann as General Motors Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2011. Ammann is currently GM Vice President of finance as well as the company’s treasurer. GM will announce Ammann’s successor in GM’s Treasurer’s Office in New York at a later date.
No word yet on what (or where) Liddell will be headed next.
The GM Authority Take
Did this catch anyone by surprise? We were under the impression that Liddell was in it for the long haul at GM. The question now is — how long until we see the same press release about CEO Dan Akerson?