General Motors has announced that Chuck Stevens, GM executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, will retire effective March 1, 2019.

Stevens is replaced in the role by Dhivya Suryadevara effective September 1, 2018. Suryadevara will report to Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

Stevens will remain with the company as an advisor until his retirement.

"Dhivya's experience and leadership in several key roles throughout our financial operations positions her well to build on the strong business results we've delivered over the last several years," said Barra.

Suryadevara, 39, has been vice president, Corporate Finance since July 2017. In this role, she has been responsible for corporate financial planning, investor relations and special projects.

GM said that Suryadevara played an integral role in the Opel divestiture, Cruise acquisition, Lyft investment and more recently, SoftBank's investment in GM Cruise.

From 2015 to 2017, Suryadevara served as vice president, Finance and Treasurer. She also served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer for GM Asset Management from 2013 to 2017. In this capacity, she was responsible for the management of business and investment activities of GM's pension operations.

Suryadevara joined GM in 2005. She received a bachelor's and master's degree in commerce from the University of Madras in Chennai, India and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant.