Vice President, Electric Vehicle Charging & Infrastructure, General Motors Company
Mike Ableson joined General Motors in 1984 for a chance to influence a future that books hadn’t yet predicted. Today, Ableson is doing just that by making GM’s all-electric future possible. In this role, he is responsible for developing the partnerships, incentives and investments needed to create the necessary electric vehicle charging infrastructure that will remove a critical barrier to acceptance of electrification. Prior to this role, Mike was GM’s Vice President of Global Strategy where he lead a strategy team focused on the next chapter of GM’s story covering connected vehicles, urban mobility and autonomous vehicles. The freedom to think and create globally across all forms of transportation has allowed him to inform congress on how to deploy self-driving vehicles via testimony on Capitol Hill and present solutions for tomorrow’s cities on a global stage with CityLab. Ableson first started with the company in 1984 and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan earning a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Today he serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee to provide balanced representation of transportation modes, academic disciplines, private and public sectors, levels of government, geographical regions, and other relevant factors.