Each member of the board who is not a GM employee will be paid $200,000 annually for their servicesEnlarge Photo
For the U.S. Treasury, which now owns roughly 68% of GM, the government department was able to select 4 of the new 5 board members. The Treasury appointed Daniel F. Akerson, David Bonderman, Robert D. Krebbs and Patricia Russo as their designated board members for the new company. Akerson is a director at the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm based in Washington D.C. that is ranked as the world's largest.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government also has a stake in the new GM, and although it is not as sizable as the U.S. Treasury's, its 11.7% stake affords the Canadians a spot on the board to designate someone of their own choosing, which in this case was Carol Stephenson, a business school dean and director of ING Canada.
According to GM, there will be a total of 13 directors on the board, including the 5 new additions that will join current board members such as CEO Fritz Henderson and Kent Kresa. Each of the non-GM executives will be paid $200,000 annually for their services.