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Mary T. Barra

Chair & Chief Executive Officer of General Motors | December 13, 2023

David Rubenstein interviewed Mary T. Barra, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors and Chair of the Business Roundtable.

Known for her groundbreaking initiatives and bold leadership, Mary Barra was the first leader of a legacy U.S. automaker to pledge to make all cars and SUVs electric by 2035. She is focused on improving the customer experience and strengthening GM’s core vehicle and services business, while also leading the company’s transformation through advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving.

Barra is currently Chair of the Business Roundtable where she is wrapping up a two-year term, leading more than 200 CEOs of America’s largest companies representing every sector of the U.S. economy. During her tenure, the Roundtable has worked with Congress and the Administration to help advance policies that promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Detroit Economic Club, and the Duke University Board of Trustees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.