Steve Girsky was named GM Vice Chairman, Corporate Strategy and Business Development effective March 1, 2010. In this position, he has overall responsibility for corporate strategy, business alliances, new business development and other related areas. He continues to serve on the General Motors Board of Directors, a position he has held since July 10, 2009. He also briefly served as Senior Advisor to the Office of the Chairman before he was named Vice Chairman. Effective November 21, 2011 Steve Girsky has been named Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Adam Opel AG.
Previously, Steve was president of S.J. Girsky & Co, an independent advisory firm based in New York, where he applied more than twenty years of experience working with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers and national and local policy makers. He also served as the lead director of Dana Holdings Corp.
Steve also served as president of Centerbridge Industrial Partners, an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP, an investment fund with approximately $8 billion of assets under management. Prior to Centerbridge, Steve was a special advisor to the CEO and CFO of General Motors Corporation from August 2005 to June 2006.
In all, Steve has 25 years of automotive experience, including serving as managing director at Morgan Stanley and as senior analyst of the Morgan Stanley Global Automotive and Auto Parts Research Team. While at Morgan Stanley, Steve was ranked the No. 1 automotive and auto parts analyst by Institutional Investor's "All-American Research Team" annual investor poll for 14 consecutive years. His automotive and auto parts team ranked No. 1 in the Greenwich Associates poll for 14 consecutive years as well.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was managing director of PaineWebber's Automotive Group and worked as an analyst on the overseas financial staff of GM.
Steve holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He was born on April 30, 1962.
Charitable and non-profit organizations that Steve has supported over the years include the United Jewish Appeal, Focus Hope Detroit, Multiple Sclerosis, The UCLA Chancellor's Associates Fund, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Cornell University, the United Way and The Babies & Children's Hospital of New York.