GM expands general counsel’s role

May 17, 2021
Craig Glidden will take responsibility for global public policy

General Motors (GM) is expanding the role of Craig Glidden, currently executive vice president and general counsel with the company, to take on responsibility for global public policy. He will become executive vice president for global public policy and general counsel, effective June 1.

Glidden joined GM in 2015 as general counsel and, according to the company, he ‘has led a transformation of GM’s global legal operations to support the company’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.’ In his new role he will oversee the appointment of a new senior executive for global public policy, who will report to Glidden.

Before joining GM, Glidden was executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries, where he oversaw the plastics, chemicals and refining company’s global legal, communications, government affairs and compliance groups. Before joining LyondellBasell in August 2009, he was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical.

‘Craig has a proven track record of building relationships and strengthening teams, and plays a key role on GM’s senior leadership team driving our company’s vision for an all-electric future,’ GM chair and CEO Mary Barra says in a statement. ‘Productive dialogue and partnerships with global leaders and policy-makers are more important than ever as we build a more inclusive and sustainable future.’

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