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GM names first woman CEO

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BBC: US car giant General Motors (GM) has promoted product development chief Mary Barra to the post of chief executive.

She replaces Daniel Akerson, and is the first woman to run a US carmaker.

Mr Akerson, who is also currently chairman of the company, will leave both of his posts in mid-January. His wife has recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer.

 

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