Daniel F Akerson Net Worth is6.5 $Million
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Birth Name: Daniel Francis Akerson
Birth Date: 1948/10/21
Birth Place: California, United States
Boards: General Motors American Express
Alma Mater: U.S. Naval Academy (Bachelor of Science),
Occupation: Chairman and Chief executive officer of General Motors
Daniel Francis "Dan" Akerson (born October 21, 1948) is the current Chairman and CEO of General Motors. Akerson succeeded Edward Whitacre as CEO on September 1, 2010, and became Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2011. Akerson was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and head of global buyout prior to joining General Motors. He joined the General Motors board of directors on July 24, 2009. Akerson also serves on the boards of American Express and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.
Akerson was born in California, grew up in Mankato, Minnesota, and currently resides in McLean, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Akerson served as an officer on a Naval destroyer from 1970-1975. He is a Republican. Akerson and his wife Karin have three children.
Akerson joined MCI Inc. in 1983 where he served as the CFO for several years as well as President and Chief Operating Officer. He left MCI in 1993 to become chairman and chief executive of General Instrument, where he succeeded former and future United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
In 1996, Akerson was hired to be the chief executive of Nextel. During his tenure as CEO, Nextel's revenues grew from $171.7 million in the year before his arrival to more than $3.3 billion in 1998. Shortly after stepping down as CEO of Nextel in July 1999, Akerson was brought in by Craig McCaw to run Nextlink Communications, later rebranded as XO Communications. XO Communications entered bankruptcy in June 2002, and Akerson resigned as CEO in December 2002. Akerson joined The Carlyle Group in 2003. While at The Carlyle Group, Akerson ran the Company's largest private equity fund.
In July 2009, Akerson was named to the board of directors of General Motors as a representative of the U.S. Treasury, which owns a 61% stake in GM. On August 12, 2010 it was announced that Akerson wou

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Wheelies: The Bifuel Edition

The car will be able to run on gasoline or natural gas, Daniel F. Akerson, chief executive of G.M., said at an energy conference in Washington. Mr. Akerson said that having the option to choose between two fuels would give motorists greater range – the ...
Posted: October 17, 2013, 5:57 am

GM CEO says Chevy Volt fire problem handled properly

In written testimony for a congressional hearing Wednesday, GM chairman and CEO Daniel F. Akerson said testing by government regulators resulted in fires "after putting the battery through lab conditions that no driver would experience in the real world."
Posted: January 24, 2012, 7:28 pm

Woman at the wheel: GM’s first female chief exec

DETROIT – General Motors announced Tuesday that its chief executive, Daniel F. Akerson, would retire next month and be succeeded by Mary T. Barra, who would become the first woman to lead a major auto company. The elevation of Barra, 51, to the chief ...
Posted: December 15, 2013, 10:00 am
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