Daniel Akerson

Joining General Motors (GM) as a Board of Directors member, Daniel Akerson soon became its Chairman and CEO.  Under his tutelage, Akerson has successfully turned the automaker firm into one of the largest in the world as well as a “lynchpin of manufacturing.” This came at a time when the company was battling bankruptcy and encountering worldwide recession issues.  It has thus been said that it has been largely due to Akerson’s leadership that the company has been transformed from a struggling entity to one with a $23 billion IPO.  As well, GM now boasts: escalated market share; improved quality; manufacturer investment and job creation.  Further, Akerson has helped the company improve its vehicle fuel efficiency, rendering GM as the “best line-up of fuel-efficient vehicles in history.”

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