General Motors’ board of directors grows to 12 members with the appointment of Jami Miscik. Miscik is currently the CEO and vice chair of Kissinger Associates, a geopolitical consulting firm.
“Jami is a seasoned leader with experience in assessing the geopolitical and macroeconomic climate,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Her unique and extensive background in intelligence, security and risk analysis and mitigation will add significant insights to GM’s board and the company’s overall strategy.”
GM called Miscik an expert in global security and intelligence as she’s led numerous roles in the public and private sector. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Kissinger Associates, she was the deputy director of intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. Miscik has also held various roles at Barclays and Lehman Brothers.
At Kissinger Associates, she has also served as co-CEO and vice chair.
Kissinger Associates, founded in 1982 by former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, assists its clients in identifying strategic partners and investment opportunities. The firm also advises clients on government relations. Kissinger Associates does not disclose its clients under U.S. lobbying laws and the company allegedly keeps clients from acknowledging a relationship.
However, past clients are said to include American Express, Coca-Cola, Fiat, Volvo and more.
Miscik will continue to serve as CEO of Kissinger Associates while serving on GM’s board. Additionally, she will remain on the board of directors at Morgan Stanley and as the co-vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations.