Driving Out of Crisis Mode

GM’s Juan Rajlin leads an effort to transform the auto giant’s treasury.

Growing up in his native Argentina, Juan Rajlin, assistant treasurer at General Motors, lived through his share of economic crises. That experience led him to study macroeconomics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires.

After working in treasury at Royal Dutch Shell in Argentina for two years, he decided to study finance and international business at Columbia University, where he earned an M.B.A. He then joined GM, serving in several roles in the treasurer’s office in New York, then as treasurer in Europe. The strategic efforts Rajlin led included establishing a restructuring plan for operations on the continent, managing M&A activities for Opel/Vauxhall and Saab, and coordinating financing by several European governments.

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