DETROIT — General Motors Co. announced today the election of eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig to its Board of Directors. Wenig, 51, was appointed president and chief executive officer of eBay in July 2015. He joined the company in 2011 to oversee eBay’s Marketplace business as its president. Before joining eBay Wenig spent more than 18 years at Thomson Reuters, and was chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters Markets for the last four.
“Devin brings significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning to our board,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “His experience in customer-facing roles and insights into digital marketplaces will enhance our current and future business priorities at a critical time in the company’s journey.”
Wenig earned a bachelor’s degree from Union College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School. He is a co-chair of the Governors of the Consumer Industries for the World Economic Forum, member of the Business Council and a trustee of the Paley Media Center.
General Motors Co. has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands.