Michael Arena, PhD


Michael Arena, PhD
Chief Talent Officer
General Motors

Michael Arena is the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, talent & organizational analytics, leadership development and global learning. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving organizational performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis to empirically determine talent needs across the pipeline. Arena also launched GM2020, which is a grassroots initiative designed to enable employees to connect and create across the organization and was highlighted in Fast Company in 2016. In addition to his current responsibilities at GM, Arena also teaches in Penn's MS in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a dThinking coach within Stanford's dSchool. 

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