Dhivya Suryadevara

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Dhivya Suryadevara
Suryadevara in 2018
Madras, (now Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, India
Alma materEthiraj college for women University of Madras
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Harvard Business School
CFA Institute
OccupationChief Financial Officer
EmployerGeneral Motors
PredecessorChuck Stevens
Spouse(s)Raj Suryadevara

Dhivya Suryadevara is the chief financial officer of General Motors.

Early life and education[edit]

Suryadevara was brought up in Chennai, India along with two sisters by her mother who worked in Syndicate Bank in Chennai.[1]

Suryadevara studied in St John's Senior Secondary School in Mandaveli, Chennai. She later went on to pursue Chartered Accountancy at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is also a chartered financial analyst, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.[2][3]


Suryadevara started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers while attending the University of Madras.[4] She then interned at the World Bank in 2002 and went on to UBS as an investment banker.[when?][4] She joined General Motors in 2004.[5] In 2013, she was appointed the CEO and chief investment officer of GM Asset Management. In 2015, she accepted a role as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. In 2017, she became Vice President of Corporate Finance at General Motors.[3]

Suryadevara was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 in 2015 and 2018.[6]


  1. ^ a b George, Varghese K. (23 June 2018). "Who is Dhivya Suryadevara?". The Hindu.
  2. ^ Viswanath, Madhumitha (21 June 2018). "Dhivya Suryadevara: From St John's, Chennai to General Motors CFO". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Maria (13 June 2018). "A Chennai girl's rise from Madras University to General Motors's first female CFO". Quartz.
  4. ^ a b Churchill, Lexi (June 15, 2018). "GM's new 39-year-old CFO Dhivya Suryadevara is making history". CNBC.
  5. ^ Burden, Melissa (June 13, 2018). "GM appoints new vice president of finance and treasurer". The Detroit News.
  6. ^ "Dhivya Suryadevara, 39". Fortune. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019. Dhivya Suryadevara, 39.