General Motors CFO Dan Ammann, who as a young outside banker advised GM during its spiral into bankruptcy and subsequent restructuring in 2009 and then joined the company to help lead its 2010 initial public offering, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January.
The 41-year-old New Zealand native, part of a nucleus of executives charged with carrying out CEO Dan Akerson's vision of a more nimble GM, will speak on the afternoon of Jan. 15.
As CFO since April 2011, Ammann also has responsibility for the captive financing business at GM Financial. Previously he was vice president for finance and treasurer and was appointed to the Opel Supervisory Board in November 2011.
Ammann is more than just a numbers guy. He's a certified industry pool test driver at the Nurburgring Nordschleife track in Germany. Before joining GM in April 2010, Ammann was head of Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley. He previously worked five years at Credit Suisse in New York and New Zealand.
Dinner keynote speakers at the congress are Akerson and Mark Fields, COO of Ford. IBM and PwC are exclusive lead sponsors.