President, General Motors Company
Dan Ammann is currently president of General Motors (GM) and will become chief executive officer of Cruise Automation, effective Jan. 1, 2019. As president of GM, he is responsible for managing the company's business operations around the world, and led the sale of Opel to PSA Groupe in 2017 and oversaw GM’s initial public offering in 2010 as vice president, Finance, and treasurer. He has driven a strategic reshaping of GM's global business profile through the company's 2016 acquisition of Cruise, and the subsequent investments of $2.25 billion by SoftBank and $2.75 billion through a partnership with Honda. Prior to GM, he was the managing director and the head of Industrial Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley. Dan is a certified industry pool test driver at the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany and is a member of the board of directors for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. A native of New Zealand, Dan holds a bachelor of management studies from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Cruise Automation
Kyle Vogt is the CEO and CTO of Cruise Automation, the San Francisco-based self-driving technology company that he co-founded in 2013. Kyle will become the president and chief technology officer (CTO) of Cruise on Jan. 1, 2019 when Dan Ammann joins the Cruise executive team. Under Kyle’s leadership and that of his co-founder, Dan Kan, Cruise developed the world’s first all-electric fleet of self-driving cars that are currently being tested on public roads in cities across the U.S. Kyle’s interest in self-driving technology stems from competing in Battlebots at an early age and by 14 years old, he had built his first self-driving prototype out of a Power Wheels car. At MIT, he worked on the DARPA Grand Challenge where he co-led a team to retrofit a Ford F-150 with drive-by-wire capability and sensors. Prior to Cruise, Kyle co-founded Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Justin.tv. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Kyle studied computer science and electrical engineering at MIT.
Chief Operating Officer, Cruise Automation
Dan Kan is the chief operating officer (COO) of Cruise Automation, the San Francisco-based self-driving technology company that he co-founded with Kyle Vogt in 2013. Under their leadership, Cruise developed the world’s first all-electric fleet of self-driving cars that are currently being tested on public roads in cities across the U.S. As an entrepreneur, Dan began working at a technology startup, UserVoice, after college, and shortly thereafter founded Exec, which was acquired in 2014 by Handy (acquired by ANGI Homeservices), an on-demand service company. A native of Seattle, Dan was listed as number 7 on Fortune’s 2016 40 under 40 list for the most influential people in business, and studied economics and psychology at Claremont McKenna College.