Ex-Microsoft CFO Liddell Joins GM

12/21/09

Chris Liddell, Microsoft’s former chief financial officer, has been named CFO and vice chairman of General Motors, the Detroit-based automaker. Liddell will lead GM’s global financial and accounting operations starting in the new year, and will report directly to Ed Whitacre, GM’s chairman and CEO. GM says it employs 209,000 people around the world and does business in some 140 countries. Liddell, 51, is officially leaving Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) at the end of this month. He joined the Redmond, WA, company in 2005 and helped lead its $6 billion acquisition of aQuantive in 2007, as well as its recent cost-cutting measures.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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