Robert E. Socia

GM Europe, Chairman at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.

Robert E. Socia

Robert E. Socia

GM Europe, Chairman at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.

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General Motors South Africa Pty Ltd.
General Motors China LLC

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Senior Vice President & President, GM South America & International Operations at General Motors Company

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II

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Chief Executive Officer at General Motors Company

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General Manager at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.

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President General Manager Brazil at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.

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Vice Chairman at Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

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Group Vice President at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.

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Executive Dean, Center for Advanced Technologies at Focus: HOPE

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Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at General Motors Company

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Chairman at The New Common School Foundation

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In The News
Los Angeles Times (6+ months)
May 30, 2013
Like U.S., China slow to embrace electric autos
The Washington Post
April 23, 2013
World's carmakers woo Chinese consumers
The New York Times - Biographical Materials
April 22, 2013
Chinese Auto Buyers Grow Hungry for Larger Cars
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Robert E. Socia
GM Europe, Chairman at Xingfu Textile Co., Ltd.
Bachelor's Degree in Business

Oakland University is a public university co-founded by Matilda Dodge Wilson and John A. Hannah whose 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) campus is located in central Oakland County, Michigan, United States in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills. It is the only major research university in Oakland County, from which OU derives its name. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified OU as a Doctoral Research University. Oakland University was initially under the banner of Michigan State University. Michigan State University–Oakland, or MSU-O as it was called, opened in 1959 with 570 students and three buildings. In 1963, MSU-O became known as Oakland University.

Career History
Executive Vice President
Prior - 2014

Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group and General Motors Corporation. It has nine joint ventures & two wholly owned foreign enterprises in China. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Vice President-Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
1975 - 2009

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

Vice President & President, GM China
2009 - Prior

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. The company sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. General Motors was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Boards & Committees
Board Member

Adam Opel GmbH engages in the management of its own assets and participations in other companies. It also manages the company's pension obligations. The company was founded on August 01, 1862 and is headquartered in Ruesselsheim am Main, Germany.

Member, Advisory Board

Since the mid-1990s, Focus: HOPE’s community development and community arts programs have improved the quality of life for residents in its surrounding neighborhood. These efforts were expanded in 2009 with the launch of the new HOPE Village Initiative which is committed to supporting academic achievement of children living in the neighborhoods around the campus. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, the HOPE Village Initiative aims to make this area of the city a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. Our holistic approach has garnered Focus: HOPE numerous citations and awards from federal and state governments, national corporations and private institutions. Since our inception, we have touched the lives of thousands of people and today, we remain committed to our initial mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.

2009 - Prior

Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council is an American nonprofit company located in Detroit, MI. The firm operates as a non-profit organization promoting the economic growth of minority-owned businesses.The company says this about itself: The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC advances this mission by facilitating over $36 billion annually in economic output between corporations and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Founded in 1977, the MMSDC certifies minority businesses, develops their capacity and facilitates inclusive procurement opportunities. The MMSDC is one of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was founded in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority business enterprises.

Political Donations

Partner at Riecker, Van Dam, Barker & Black, P.C.


Chief Executive Officer & Director at Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Automotive News - Automotive All-Stars
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