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Carlyle Says Former GM CEO Akerson Returns as Vice Chairman

Carlyle Group LP named Dan Akerson, who stepped down as chief executive officer of General Motors Co. in January, to the role of vice chairman of the board of directors and special adviser.

Akerson joined Carlyle March 1 in the private-equity firm’s Washington headquarters and will give operational, investment and management guidance to the investment teams, firm management and the board, Carlyle said today in a statement.