Dhivya suryadevara, its chief financial officer, will step down after nearly two years in office to join stripe, a nine-year-old financial technology start-up, depriving it of a rising career star and one of the few female executives in the U.S. auto industry, it announced on Tuesday.
suyadewala graduated from Harvard Business School, joined GM in 2005, and became CFO in September 2018, becoming the first female CFO in the company’s history. Now 41, she is one of the youngest executives in the leadership team of GM CEO Mary Barbara.
stripe is the most valuable start-up in the United States. In April this year, it just completed a $600 million round of financing, making its valuation reach $36 billion. The company has been in a growth pattern during the new global outbreak and expanded to five new European markets in May. This rapid growth and overvalue make people look forward to its listing prospects. Hiring a good CFO is usually one of the measures a company takes when preparing for an IPO, but the company denies it is preparing to go public.