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Daniel F. Akerson

AKA Daniel Francis Akerson

Born: 21-Oct-1948

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of General Motors

Net worth estimated at $190M by Virginia Business. No experience in the automotive industry, but succeeded Ed Whitacre, Jr. as CEO of General Motors on 1 September 2010. According to GM's SEC filing, Akerson will be paid $1.7M in annual salary, plus $7.3M in stock options. He is expected to add the title Chairman of the Board by the end of 2010.


[1] Described himself as a "Colin Powell Republican", 8 March 2011, The Ronn Owens Show, KGO-AM.

    University: BS Engineering, US Naval Academy (1970)
    University: MSc Economics. London School of Economics

    General Motors CEO (2010-)
    Carlyle Group Managing Director (2003-)
    XO Communications CEO (1999-2003)
    Nextel CEO (1996-2001)
    General Instrument CEO (1993-95)
    Forstmann Little & Co. General Partner (1993-)
    MCI President and COO (1992-93)
    MCI EVP and CFO (1987-90)
    MCI Executive variously (1983-93)
    Member of the Board of American Express (1995-)
    Member of the Board of General Instrument (as Chairman, 1993-95)
    Member of the Board of General Motors (2010-)
    Member of the Board of Hawaiian Telcom
    Member of the Board of Nextel (as Chairman, 1996-2001)
    Member of the Board of Time Warner
    Member of the Board of United Components
    Member of the Board of Willcom
    Member of the Board of XO Communications (1999-2003)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    The Freedom Project
    John McCain 2008
    McCain for Senate '98
    McCain-Palin Compliance Fund
    McCain Victory Committee
    National Republican Congressional Committee


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