After four decades, General Motors’ chief financial officer, Chuck Stevens, will retire from the automaker. GM announced on Wednesday plans for Stevens’ retirement.
Succeeding Stevens will be Dhivya Suryadevara. The 39-year-old has most recently been responsible for corporate financial planning, investor relations and special projects in her role as vice president of Corporate Finance. Prior, Suryadevara was vice president, Finance and Treasurer, and CEO and Chief Investment Officer for GM Asset Management. She played a key role in the Opel and Vauxhall sale, Cruise acquisition, Lyft investment and SoftBank’s investment in GM Cruise.
She also helped achieve rating upgrades from all three credit-rating agencies for GM.
“Dhivya’s experience and leadership in several key roles throughout our financial operations positions her well to build on the strong business results we’ve delivered over the last several years,” said GM CEO Mary Barra.
Suryadevara will take over as CFO in September 2018, while Stevens will remain with GM as an advisor. Stevens will official retire from GM effective March 2019.