Harry Wilson, a man who helped save and reshape General Motors, says the automaker has not done a good job delivering for investors.
"By any metric, GM is undervalued," Wilson told CNBC. "The company has not done a good job in a number of areas."
One area in particular bothers Wilson: The lack of return for GM investors.
It's the reason Wilson, who served on President Obama's Auto Task Force, plans to nominate himself for the GM board of directors with a specific goal in mind, pushing the automaker to buy back $8 billion dollars in company stock.
"There has been insufficient speed and clarity of milestones it will hit to repay investors," he said. "There are no clear metrics so investors say, 'I'm not sure what to expect.'"
General Motors disagrees.
In response to Wilson's proposal the company points out it has plans to raise its dividend by 20% to $0.36/share. It's a move the GM board still needs to approve.
General Motors has $25.2 billion in cash and securities and has total liquidity of $37.2 billion.