Full Name
Geraldine Barnuevo Cruz
Job Title
Senior Manager, Environmental Strategies & Sustainability
Speaker Bio
Geraldine Barnuevo is the Senior Manager of Sustainability and Environmental Strategies at General Motors. In this role, she leads the environmental sustainability team across North America to set the strategic direction for GM's environmental, social and governance programs and initiatives. Barnuevo was instrumental in developing the automaker's science-based targets. She leads GM's Sustainability Steering Committee, which develops and implements workstreams to further the company's sustainability goals. Her role also includes responsibility for corporate reporting and engagement with external stakeholders, including investors and industry associations. During her almost 20 years at GM, Barnuevo has held several environmental roles across 11 countries, including Ecuador, Brazil and the U.S., managing the company's environmental compliance programs, remediation projects, as well as sustainability initiatives in the areas of waste management, sustainable materials and sustainable supply chain.

Prior to joining GM, Barnuevo was an associate professor in Ecuador at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, where she taught courses on bioremediation, environmental management systems and toxicology. Barnuevo holds an engineering degree in environmental engineering from Universidad International SEK in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador; a master's degree from the University of Illinois in civil and environmental engineering; and a master's in business administration from Oakland University. She is the vice president of the GM Latino Employee Resource Group and has a personal mission to drive change in the world as an inspiring voice maximizing positive outcomes for people and the planet.
Geraldine Barnuevo Cruz