Susan Docherty is leaving General Motors. The versatile executive is currently installed as the president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe, but has announced her retirement effective September 30th. Docherty has been with GM for over 27 years.
Long seen as a key executive within GM – and one of the top female executives in the industry – Docherty has been in various sales and marketing, service and communications posts with GM in the US, Europe and Asia. Those past positions include being GM’s vice president of US Marketing, and previous to that, she served as general manager of The General’s Buick-Pontiac-GMC channel. Presently based in Zurich, Switzerland, Docherty was also tasked with being on the GM Korea Board of Directors.
Post-GM, Docherty says she will “take a break, invest time in my family and chart a new course for my career,” though she isn’t letting on what that new trajectory may be, automotive or otherwise. Her successor has not yet been named.
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Breaking: Susan Docherty departing GM