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Former Google VP Lin-Hua Wu Takes the Reins as GM's New CCO

Lin-Hua Wu, once an influential figure at Google, steps up as General Motors' new Chief Communications Officer.

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A Strategic Hire for General Motors

General Motors Company has made a significant executive appointment, as announced on Thursday. The automobile giant has welcomed former Google executive Lin-Hua Wu aboard as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Wu is set to replace Craig Buchholz, who exited the company on May 1, according to GM spokesperson Pat Morrissey.

The High-Flying Career of Lin-Hua Wu

Lin-Hua Wu, with her illustrious career as Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Google since 2021, will officially join GM's ranks on August 21. She is slated to report directly to GM's CEO, Mary Barra, adding another feather to her cap.

Envisioning a Zero-Emission Future with Wu's Leadership

"Lin-Hua's rich and varied experience will bolster both our internal and external communications surrounding our EV transformation and accelerated growth strategy," voiced Barra in a press statement. Barra further added that Wu’s extensive technology and Silicon Valley experience dovetails perfectly with GM’s vision as a technology-led company aiming to make a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion a reality.

Market Reaction to the Executive Shuffle

In the wake of this executive shake-up, GM's shares slipped by 1.11% towards the end of Thursday's trading day.