GM Board Adds Former eBay CEO and NBA Exec

By Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Meg Whitman, a technology leader and former head of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Mark Tatum, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the National Basketball Association, are joining the Board of Directors of General Motors, the company announced.   

With the election of Whitman, 64, and Tatum, 51, GM now has 13 directors. The company's 12 independent directors have senior leadership and board experience in information technology, digital commerce, retail, higher education, investment management, international affairs, defense, transportation, cybersecurity, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Seven GM directors are women.

"Our diverse Board of Directors is a competitive advantage for GM as we work to deliver a better, safer and more sustainable world," said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. "Mark and Meg will bring unique experiences to the Board, especially in technology, brand building and customer experience that will help us drive value for shareholders and other GM stakeholders now and into the future."

Last year, GM announced it is investing $27 billion through 2025 to launch 30 electric vehicles globally and commercialize self-driving technology. The company expects to sell more than 1 million EVs annually by mid-decade and targets EV market leadership in North America. The company has also announced its commitment to become carbon neutral in global products and operations by 2040, and it aspires to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.

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