General Motors CEO to Receive Award by The Executives' Club of Chicago

Jun 07, 2012, 15:39 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Chairman & CEO Dan Akerson will be honored by The Executives' Club of Chicago with their International Executive of the Year award at a luncheon on June 28 at Navy Pier.


At the event, Akerson will speak to an audience of close to 1,000 business and civic leaders about American competitiveness, China, and the future of manufacturing.

One of the top global auto manufacturers, GM has leading combined market share in the BRIC countries and is the top foreign brand in China.  The company has also announced investments of nearly $7 billion in manufacturing infrastructure since the bankruptcy and has hired or retained 17,800 jobs.

Top industry position, innovation, and personal and corporate modeling of values-based leadership are considered as part of the award selection criteria.

In addition to GM's outstanding results, Akerson has championed the inclusion of more women in senior management at GM, including the boardroom—women comprise 33% of GM's Board of Directors, one of the highest percentages in all of American business.

Sponsors include Accenture; AON; Baxter; BMO Harris Bank; Deloitte; Discover; ITW; JPMorgan Chase; PwC; Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman, LLP; Sound Investment; SXC Health Solutions; Towers Watson and United Continental Holdings. The Wall Street Journal and WBEZ 91.5 Chicago are media sponsors.

Previous honorees include Glenn Tilton, Chairman United Airlines; William A. Osborn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust Corporation; Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation; Lawrence J. Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oracle Corporation and William H. Gates III, Chairman & CEO, Microsoft Corporation, among others. (Affiliations are from the year the award was received).

Event Details
Thursday, June 28; Luncheon Program: 12:20 – 1:45 p.m. Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom, 600 East Grand Avenue. For more information or to register contact 312-263-3500.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
The Executives' Club of Chicago is a forum for business, civic, and academic leaders to exchange best practices.  Founded in 1911, the Club is one of the oldest and most respected business organizations in the country. The Club serves the community by providing resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders and promote Chicago as a world class business center.

SOURCE The Executives' Club of Chicago