Mary Barra

Starkman: GM's Mary Barra Talks Smack While Elon Musk Kicks Her Behind

The writer, a Los Angeles freelancer and former Detroit News business reporter, blogs at Starkman Approved. This column is republished from there with permission. If I were an electric vehicle dilettante responsible for failure after failure, I’d be cowered in my corner office hoping no one would notice that I wasn’t very good at my job. The last thing I’d do would be to talk smack about someone who was kicking my sorry behind. Therein is why GM CEO Mary Barra was showered with more than $29 million in compensation last year, a giant multiple of my lifetime’s net worth.
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GM Ready To Return To Europe, Mary Barra Says

GM pulled out of the European market in 2017 after it offloaded its Opel and Vauxhall brands to Peugeot owner Groupe PSA for $2.2 billion. While the automaker’s Cadillac brand still has a (very) small presence in the region, along with the Corvette sports car, it has not attempted to sell mass-market vehicles in Europe in large numbers since it decided to offload Opel and Vauxhall to the French five years ago.
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Mary Barra plans to beat Tesla at its own game with GM's time-tested formula

Tesla sold 310,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2022. Ford has reservations for 200,000 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks. General Motors, however, sold only about 500 EVs in the first quarter, and CEO Mary Barra is unworried. Why? GM is playing a long game, she tells The New York Times.

Mary Barra Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. Education: General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), electrical engineering, 1985; Stanford, M.B.A, 1990. Other Facts. First female CEO of GM and the first woman to lead a US auto maker. Timeline. 1980 - Starts with GM as...

Mary Barra: Five Lessons from the Kitchen Table

Thank you, President Price, and to everyone who has worked behind the scenes preparing for this special day. Good morning, fellow trustees … distinguished faculty and administration … honorees, families, and friends. And most importantly, the Duke University Class of 2022. Congratulations to each and every one of...

MARY BARRA: Lessons from around the kitchen table applied in the corporate board suite

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is college graduation season and in the coming days we’ll feature commencement addresses from some universities and colleges across North Carolina. Here are remarks presented by Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, presented at the Duke University commencement on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Watch the video of her address here.

‘From the kitchen table’: General Motors CEO Mary Barra emphasizes family, life lessons in 2022 Commencement address

General Motors CEO Mary Barra shared five lessons from her childhood kitchen table in her Commencement address to the Class of 2022. President Vincent Price introduced Barra, the first woman to lead a major auto company, as “a visionary leader” who is “no stranger to this Duke University community.” Barra received an honorary degree from Duke in 2018, is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and a parent of two recent Duke graduates.

GM CEO Mary Barra Received 23 Percent Compensation Increase In 2021

GM CEO Mary Barra received total compensation of $29 million in 2021, which mainly came in the form of stock and options awards. Barra’s 2021 compensation was 23 percent higher than in 2020, reports The Detroit Free Press, when the 60-year-old earned a total of $23.7 million. Her actual annual salary was slightly higher in 2021 at $2.1 million, up from $1.9 million the year prior, however the vast majority of her pay last year came from stock awards, which totalled $14.6 million. She also received $4 million in options awards last year, $7.6 million in incentive plan compensation and another $873,075 in other payments. GM spent another $413,368 on personal travel, security, company vehicles and physical and financial counselling for Barra, as well.

GM's Mary Barra To Tie Compensation Packages To EV Goals

According to a recent report published by CNBC, General Motors aims to begin including its electric vehicle goals as a major factor in its executives' long-term compensation packages. GM CEO Mary Barra said this week that the packages will take into account EV volumes, EV quality, and details related to new EV launch timing. Barra also added that this is yet another example of GM's future commitment to electric cars.

Mary Barra says GM will begin tying executive compensation to success of its EV targets

In a recent interview, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra stated that long-term executive compensation will be contingent upon the American automaker reaching specific targets for its transition into electrification. With some bold targets already in place, what better way to get the suits paid than to dangle a zero-emissions carrot in front of them?