DETROIT — General Motors said it has hired former Tesla Inc. executive Zach Kirkman as vice president of corporate development and global mergers and acquisitions.
GM's CFO Paul Jacobson announced the hiring in a LinkedIn post Monday. Kirkman was head of mergers and acquisitions for Tesla, where he had worked since 2016, according to his LinkedIn page. He previously spent six years in finance and corporate development at Apple Inc.
He replaces Greg Hagy, who retired from GM several months ago, a spokesperson said. Kirkman reports to GM North America CFO John Stapleton.
Kirkman is charged with helping accelerate GM's "future and growth strategy" for electric vehicles, Jacobson wrote.