GM has named Lin-Hua Wu as the automaker’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Wu will assume her new position effective August 21st, 2023, reporting to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. Wu joins GM with broad experience in the corporate, agency, and tech sector.
Wu joins GM after serving as Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Google since 2021, providing support for the Knowledge and Information and Global Business Organizations. Prior to working at Google, Wu was chief communications officer at Dropbox between 2016 and 2021, and before Dropbox, she served as the head of corporate communications at the financial services and mobile payments company Square (now known as Block). Wu was also a partner with the Brunswick Group between 2013 and 2015, and she served as managing director at Kekst and Company between 2004 and 2012.
Wu began her career as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in California. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Glide and a board member of the Stellar Development Foundation. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
“Lin-Hua’s broad experience and background will help drive more effective internal and external communications around our EV transformation and accelerated growth strategy,” said GM CEO Barra. “Her extensive technology and Silicon Valley experience is the perfect fit for communicating our story as a technology-driven company that enables a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
General Motors aims to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025, and is currently developing new autonomous vehicle technology via AV division Cruise. GM’s EV technology products include Ultium batteries and Ultium drive motors.