What's in Store for Mary T. Barra at General Motors?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant March 31, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (John F. Martin/General Motors (via Getty Images))
Automaker General Motors tapped a new leader this week. The company’s newest CEO, Mary T. Barra, will be the first woman to lead GM.

She inherits a company that’s no longer in big financial trouble—this week the Treasury Department announced that it had sold the last of the GM stock taxpayers received in exchange for the government’s $49.5 billion bailout.

Instead, GM’s biggest challenges are likely to be conceptual. How will Barra keep GM competitive in a changing market? Jaclyn Trop, an automotive reporter for our partner The New York Times based in Detroit, tells The Takeaway what's in store for Barra.


Jaclyn Trop

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