Mary Barra, General Motors most senior female executive, received a major promotion in August when she was put in charge of global purchasing and supply chain on top of her existing role of vice president of global product development. Barra has been rumored as being next in line for CEO Dan Akerson’s job, making her an easy pick for the number one spot in Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Auto’s list.
GM executives make three appearances on the list, more than any other company. Grace Lieblein, vice president of global purchasing and supply chain at GM, is rated as the second most powerful women in the auto industry. Senior vice president of global quality and global customer experience, Alicia Boler-Davis, comes in at fifth on the list.
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