Suryadevara grew up in Chennai and moved to the US to attend Harvard Business School. She reports to Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, 56, who has been head of the automaker since 2014.
Zimmer was warned he was leaving a “sure thing” when he quit Lehman Brothers to help Green with a carpooling website called Zimride. Months later, Lehman collapsed, but Zimride morphed into Lyft, making the duo two of the most successful entrepreneurs of the past decade. This year, the No. 2 ride-hailing service behind Uber has surged, benefiting from its arch rival’s troubles: Over the past year, Lyft’s valuation has doubled to $15 billion, and its U.S. market share jumped from 20% to 35%. Next up? Bike-sharing.
- Wang Xing, 39, Cofounder and CEO, Meituan-Dianping:
Wang attempted Twitter-, Facebook-, and Friendster-like startups, but none were as successful as the Groupon inspired fi rm he launched in 2010, now one of the largest “unicorns” with a valuation of $30 billion. Its 2015 merger with Dianping added meal delivery, hotel bookings, movie tickets, and more, a combination Wang has called “Amazon for services.” This year he added bike-sharing to that list with the acquisition of China phenom Mobike; now the company is gearing up for a $60 billion IPO.
- Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GM: