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GM CEO Mary Barra to visit Seoul next week

[THE INVESTOR] General Motors CEO Mary Barra is set to visit South Korea next week for the first time since she took the top job in 2014, the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea said on Aug. 22.

Barra, the first female CEO of the US auto giant, is invited to speak at an event hosted by AmCham Korea at Conrad Hotel in Seoul on Aug. 30.


GM CEO Mary Barra
GM CEO Mary Barra


During her trip, Barra also plans to visit GM Korea's production plant and to meet local partners such as LG Electronics, the parts supplier for the carmaker's upcoming Chevrolet Bolt.  

Barra, who began her 36-year-old GM career at the age of 18 as a co-op student, held a variety of engineering and administrative positions before landing the top position.

She ranked No. 1 in Fortune’s list of the most powerful women last year.

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)
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