General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Ammann has prodded GM to focus on the most profitable markets and products, prompting decisions such as the strong emphasis on building Cadillac as a distinct luxury brand and exiting unpromising markets like Russia.
Ammann, who was named president of GM in January 2014, manages the company's business operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, new business development and GM Financial. Before that, he had been CFO since April 2011. He led the strategy to rebuild the company's captive finance capability through the establishment and growth of GM Financial.
Before joining GM in April 2010 as vice president of finance and treasurer, Ammann was managing director and head of Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley. A New Zealand native, Ammann holds a bachelor of management studies from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. c