DAVID BONDERMAN

The founder of buyout shop TPG was chosen for his dealmaking prowess and toughness deemed key in a turnaround

STEPHEN J. GIRSKY

An ex-Wall Street analyst and private equity guy who long criticized GM management, he has emerged as Whitacre's go-to adviser

DANIEL F. AKERSON

The Carlyle Group partner was selected for his years of operational experience, most notably running telecom titan MCI

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