GM adds geopolitical consulting exec Jami Miscik to board

Jami Miscik, 60, was appointed CEO and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates in July 2017.

DETROIT — General Motors has appointed Jami Miscik, CEO and vice chairman of New York-based geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates, to its board of directors.

The election of Miscik, 60, makes the board a 50/50 split between men and women for the third time in the company’s 110-year history — far above the average of other major companies, according to recent surveys. The first time there was a 50/50 gender split was 2016.

GM CEO Mary Barra called Miscik “a seasonal leader with experience in assessing the geopolitical and macroeconomic climate.”

“Her unique and extensive background in intelligence, security and risk analysis and mitigation will add significant insights to GM’s board and the company’s overall strategy,” she said in a release announcing Miscik’s election on Wednesday.

Miscik, 60, was appointed CEO and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates in July 2017, after working as co-CEO and vice chairman since 2015 and president and vice chairman since 2009.

Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Miscik was the deputy director of intelligence at the CIA. She also previously held roles at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.

Miscik is on the board of directors at Morgan Stanley and is co-vice chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. Miscik also previously served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

The election of Miscik to the board brings GM’s board of directors to 12 members, 11 of whom are nonemployee directors.

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