Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
April 26, 2012
General Motors' CEO, Dan Akerson recently said that he would like to see GM’s next CEO come from within the company ranks.
“My preference would be for it to be an internal candidate just because as you might expect, in any company in any industry, it’s less disruptive,” Akerson said at the 2012 Automotive News China Conference.
Akerson told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky is on the list of candidates with a shot at replacing him as CEO. Also on that list are North America chief Mark Reuss and global product head Mary Barra.
When asked how long he would continue on as GM CEO, Akerson hinted at a timeframe of two to five years.
"I owe the board, as every CEO does, what happens if I get run over today? What would I recommend you do, tomorrow? But that's not what we're really worried about. We're worried about what happens two to five years from now."