Dan Akerson

Taxpayers earned gains on GM bailout - outgoing CEO

Outgoing chief executive officer of General Motors Co Dan Akerson has said that US taxpayers actually netted a gain despite the US government losing $10.5 billion stemming from a bailout package it extended to the carmaker in 2009, according to an Associated Press report.

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Akerson leaves GM from bailout to profitability

Detroit-based company said yesterday on a conference call that the departure of its chief executive officer Dan Akerson was personal, as his wife of over 40 years has been diagnosed with advanced cancer.

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General Motors names first female CEO

General Motors Co. has named Mary Barra as new chief executive officer a day after the US government exited its final shares of GM. Barra will replace GM CEO Dan Akerson who is retiring on January 15.

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