Got enough on your plate, Steve? As vice chairman, Girsky oversees corporate strategy, new business development, purchasing and supply chain, product planning, OnStar, and business alliances. But he's spending most of his time across the Atlantic where he also heads GM Europe and is chairman of Opel. Girsky has to persuade Europe's powerful trade unions to allow Opel to close plants and deliver quick results from his high-risk alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroen.
A look at what's in store for the world's automakers this year will tell a lot about what to expect for cars down the road.