Julia Steyn is vice president, Urban Mobility Programs at General Motors, spearheading Maven, the new personal mobility brand that combines and expands GM’s multiple personal mobility programs under one single brand. Maven focuses on a wide array of car and ride-sharing offerings, including GM’s strategic alliance with Lyft. Steyn’s mission is to shape the future of personal mobility, giving customers access to highly personalized, on-demand mobility services that match their ever-changing needs in today’s world.
Steyn joined General Motors in 2012 as vice president, Corporate Development and Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Steyn managed a diverse portfolio of GM’s global automotive partnerships as well as partnerships outside the industry. She also developed new merger and acquisition opportunities for the company.
Before joining GM, Steyn was vice president and co-managing director for Alcoa's Corporate Development group, leading its mergers and acquisitions, competitive scanning and new business target screening activities.
She also has worked at Goldman Sachs in key positions in London, Moscow and New York. Her responsibilities included a broad variety of transactions across a number of countries, industries and products. Earlier in her career, she was a business analyst at A.T. Kearney.
Steyn has a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago. Steyn also was a concert pianist of international distinction. She was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. in 1990.