Dan Ammann was named President of General Motors effective January 2014. Ammann has responsibility for managing the company’s regional operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Financial.
Ammann was previously executive vice president and CFO since April 2011 where he led a transformation of GM’s finance operations into a world-class organization. He also led the strategy to rebuild the company’s captive finance capability through the successful establishment and growth of GM Financial.
Ammann joined GM in April 2010 as vice president of finance and treasurer where his first assignment was to manage GM’s initial public offering. He was appointed to the Opel Supervisory Board in November 2011. In February 2014, the Supervisory Board elected him chairman.
Ammann is a certified industry pool test driver at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany.
Before joining GM, Ammann was managing director and head of Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley where he was instrumental in many high profile assignments including advising GM during its 2009 restructuring.
A native of New Zealand, Ammann holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.